The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis

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Clive Staples Lewis was an Anglican lay theologian and writer from Britain.He was an English literature professor at Cambridge University and Oxford University.


In the beginning of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, four siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy—arrive in the country in order to flee London's perils during World War II.They are initially excited by the opportunities for fun and play they discover when they seek refuge with the middle-aged Professor in his sprawling country home.


Lucy accidentally wanders through the house one day and ends up in a wintery countryside that is very different from England. She meets the jovial Mr. Tumnus there, who tells her she is in the land of Narnia and invites her to tea.

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Lucy persuades him to let her go, and she returns to the house through the wardrobe to discover that, despite the impression that she has been gone for hours, she has only been gone for a few minutes.She also gets upset when the other people, especially Edmund, make fun of her story.

When all four siblings eventually enter Narnia, Peter calls out Edmund for lying and hurting Lucy's feelings.Edmund harbors an ever-increasing animosity toward Peter as the four children learn that Mr. Tumnus has been detained by the Witch's wolf police. The children are then provided shelter by two friendly Beavers, who inform them that Narnia is about to undergo a transformation.

Edmund runs away from his siblings and the Beavers and heads straight for the Witch. When he mentions Aslan, the Witch is terrified and prepares to catch him.

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While this is going on, Edmund's siblings and the Beavers flee to where Aslan is to meet him. Aslan eventually shows up with a number of large and powerful allies.An attack by two of the Witch's wolf police interrupts the serious conversation between Aslan and Peter, killing one and escaping the other.

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The Witch arrives for a meeting with Aslan the following day after her attempt to sacrifice Edmund for his treachery is thwarted by an attack by Aslan's allies sent to rescue him.Aslan reveals that he has made arrangements to spare Edmund's life after the conference.Lucy and Susan join the solemn Aslan as he makes his way to keep the arrangement that night.

They watch in horror and sorrow as the Witch humiliates him before taking Edmund's life.However, Aslan comes back to life the following morning and leads his army into battle with the Witch and her allies, ultimately defeating her.


ENDING -  The final chapter of the book reveals how Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are all made kings and queens in Narnia, and how their long reign comes to an end when, in search of a magical stag, they are drawn back into England just a few seconds after leaving.


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