The Chronicles of Narnia
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I'm assuming this was previously published by FS. Tough to resist since I have two young children.
Though I imagine I'm not the only one who will rearrange them into their correct publication order instead of the chronological order they appear to come in.
I have the original Folio edition which I bought to replace my old paperbacks. The illustrations are like old friends; Pauline Baynes is to Narnia what Ernest Shepard is to Pooh. Lewis was familiar with the artist's work through her illustrations for Tolkien. The FS edition has the original uncoloured drawings, although Ms Baynes later coloured them and these are available elsewhere.
I actually like the look of the new bindings better than the old green ones which I have.
P.S. I agree with petertemplar about rearranging the order!
I agree with rearranging them into publication order rather than chronological. I'm not too tempted by this set as I don't overly like the colour and look of the covers, but I do intend to get a set at some point that has each book in a separate volume so I can do that. I have a set that I've had as long as I can remember (it was apparently a gift from my grandparents at some point in the late 90s), but it's in 3 volumes (split 3, 2, 2), so I'm not able to rearrange it.
Of course, I still won't be getting rid of that set, as it was an important part of my childhood and has strong personal significance.
Weird - I am in the States and I can see it... However - I cannot see if from my "Clean" browser (never logged in the Folio site from there so it does not carry any cookies and so on). So I think it is just for members (for now).
Had you renewed this year?
>3 I agree: I've got the set with the older covers, and, from what I've seen, prefer the new ones too. That's happened few times: I much prefer the second set of covers for the Keeping illustrated Dickens set, and the newer covers for the Bronte set (I liked the green silk, but it faded horribly).
Can't agree about the order though: definitely The Magician's Nephew first!
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