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Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis (1951)

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Prince Caspian wasn't as good as the first book in the Narnia series. It was a little slow in parts, and the resolution was even simpler than in the previous book. However, it was still enjoyable most of the way through. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
Out of all the scenes in this book, the one that stands out to me is when the Pevensies realize where they are. I've always loved that scene without ever being able to place exactly why. This isn't my favorite book, because so much of it is back story, but it does have some of my favorite moments: Edmund's electric torch, Peter dueling Miraz, and Susan and Lucy's adventure with Aslan. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
We are returning back to Narnia. Go off for adventure, go out for discovery: myth of all cultures. It is a story of Kings and Queens who had left there homeland (England), and found themselves in an Island called “Narnia”. It seemed to these four people that they have wake up from a legendary dream, and found themselves, with their luggage, “standing in a woody place which might be anywhere.” As if they were suspended and lost in “there was no land in sight and no clouds in describe.” From this point they started to explore the wood like hermits and knight-errant. There adventure began when “they all got up and began to follow the stream.” And the stream lead then to the Island.

The story began when four children – two kings and two queens- get together, and decided to go off for an ages, and found themselves in an empty, sleepy, country station.in fact “the four children, holding hands and banting, found themselves standing in woody place. Suddenly they found themselves in a shore which was nearer to the opposite shore. That’s how they found themselves on an Island. While they were in the Island, they have to explore it and they have a manage to find a food – despite the view sandwiches they had. That is how “they talked about there plans for the next meal.” The only way to do that is to look in the sea. At this point they didn’t have any stroke of lack to find shrimps because “they couldn’t remember having seen any eggs and wouldn’t be able to cook them; and the only choice for them is to transform themselves into Hermits and Knights-errant. They followed the stream until Lucy exclaimed: themselves in an orchard surrounding with “an old stone wall” in “an inhabited Island.” That’s how they found themselves in a castle.

In chapter two, everything seems to remind them of, as Susan said in a dreamy and rather sing – song voice: “In our castle of Cair Paravel.” And here is their description of what has been Cair Paravel: “this hall must have been very like the grade hall we feasted in.” Until they remembered that it wasn’t Cair Paravel: “But I unfortunately without the feast.” And here more descriptions of what have been the ruins of Cair Paravel: “First point, this hall is exactly the same shape and size as the hall at Cair Paravel. Just picture a roof on this, and a coloured pavement instead of grass, and tapestries on the walls, and you get our royal banqueting hall.” “Second point, the castle well is exactly where our well was, a little to the south of the great hall; and it is exactly the same size and shape.” “Third point: Susan has just found one of our old chessmen – or something as like one of them as two peas.” “Fourth point. Don’t you remember – it was the very day before the ambassadors came from the King of Carlomen – don’t you remember planting the orchard outside the north gate of Cair Paravel? The greatest of all the wood-people, Pomona herself, came to put good spells on it. It was those very decent little chaps, the moles, who did the actual digging. Can you have forgotten that funny old Lilygloves, the chief mole, leaning on his spade and saying, ‘Believe me, your Majesty, you’ll be glad of these fruit trees one day.’ And by Jove he was right.” The dreamy hallucination: “But because a what do – you – call – it, a peninsula.

There is nothing much to be said about the meeting with the Dwarf; but only the preparation – the continuation of the fairy tales – when the Dwarf begins telling his suppositious stories with Prince Caspian. It turns out that the role of the Dwarf was, in one hand, a tutor and, in the other hand, he is a magician. Dwarf taught Prince Caspian many mains sciences: History, Genealogy, Geography, Grammar, Cosmography, Rhetoric, Versification, Law, Physics, Alchemy, and Astronomy.

Between Astronomy and Cosmography; between Physics and Alchemy, Astronomy and History, Magic has the Law above all. Narnia is an hymn of honour. Whatever is the adventure, whatever is the battle, it is always to save the honour of the Name: the royal genealogy. Even if it is nothing else but a fairy tale. ( )
  saidkindi22 | May 27, 2014 |
Not as overtly Christian or misogynistic as it's predecessor. Though women are still portrayed as the weakest links... ( )
  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
We go back to Narnia, to rescue the Country from the evil neighbours. Our original family group has to make some changes, and we get some idea of aging, which isn't usually dealt with in this genre. Not my favourite, but a necessary part of the canon. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Mar 1, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
C. S. Lewisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hämäläinen, KyllikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Redgrave, LynnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Allsburg, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Mary Clare Havard
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Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, and it has been told in another book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe how they had a remarkable adventure.
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"You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth."
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Narnia... where animals talk... where trees walk... where a battle is about to begin.

A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false King. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of the entire world.
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A prince fights for his crown

Narnia ... where animals talk ... where trees walk ... where a battle is about to begin.

A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

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Four children help Prince Caspian and his army of Talking Beasts to free Narnia from evil.

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