The lost tales of ‘Animal-land’, written and illustrated by C.S. Lewis and his brother Warnie, which they developed into the chronicles of the kingdom of Boxen, newly published to mark the centenary of the first story.
Half a century before the publication of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis created another imaginary world. The tales of ‘Animal-land’ which eight-year-old Jack (as his family knew him) had shared with his brother Warnie developed into the chronicles of the kingdom of Boxen. In a succession of stories over the next few years, the young Lewis explored its history, geography and the colourful exploits of its inhabitants in vivid detail, writing the last of the papers, his Encyclopedia Boxoniana, in April 1928.
This new landmark edition marks the centenary of the very first Boxen manuscript. Here are all the stories, some never before seen, sensitively edited and arranged to make the most of the fabulous and inventive fantasy while retaining all the vigour of a child’s imaginative writing. Lavishly and charmingly illustrated by the author, and published for the very first time in colour, together with facsimile pages from the original notebooks, this book will provide a unique insight into one of the most extraordinary minds of our age. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window on to another enchanted land.
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‘Allows free admission into an elaborate invented world, of great fascination to those interested in children’s imaginative play… A shrewd, witty and lively read.’ British Book NewsAbout the Author:
Clive Staples Lewis, moralist and novelist, was born in 1898 in Belfast and educated at Malvern and University College, Oxford. He was appointed Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge in 1954. ‘Jack’ Lewis is best known for his literary criticism, religious and ethical works, science fiction, and most notably for his Narnia chronicles for children. He died in 1963.
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Book Description Fount, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1303665
Book Description Fount, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000668831
Book Description Fount, 1985. Book Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 3801687
Book Description Collins/Fount, London, 1985. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st ed.. Bottom corner of front cover creased. The imaginary world of the young C.S.Lewis. Edited by Walter Hooper. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS031212I
Book Description Fount, London, 1985. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st ed.. Edited with an introduction by Walter Hooper. Pages clean; corners of front cover slightly worn. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS131694I
Book Description Fount, London, 1985. Quality Stitched Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good +. First (Shambhala) Edition. Light crease to front cover. 206pp. b/w illus. Bookseller Inventory # 007172
Book Description Fount, London, UK, 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. VERY GOOD softcover, no marks in text, square uncreased spine. Bookseller Inventory # 040743
Book Description Paperback published by Collins Fount Paperbacks, 1983. Front cover creased on bottom corner. In good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 319906
Book Description Collins Fount Paperbacks, London, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Covers a bit creased and worn. Internally very good. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 21444
Book Description Collins, London, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition in trade paperback. 206 pp. Illustrations. Tiny bump to bottom front corner, minor shelfwear. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 50876