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The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Publication date December 3, 2008
Pages 311
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316017633
ISBN-10 0316017639
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien.

Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination.

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1 edition from Little Brown & Co (December 3, 2008)
9780316017633 | details & prices | 311 pages | 6.25 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $25.99
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1 reprint edition from Back Bay Books (December 2, 2009)
9780316017657 | details & prices | 312 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00
from Little Brown & Co (December 3, 2008)
9780316040266 | details & prices | List price $9.99

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