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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis. Written in 1950 and set in approximately 1940, it is the first-published book of The Chronicles of Narnia and is the best known book of the series.

Although it was written and published first, it is second in the series' internal chronological order, after The Magician's Nephew. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

Lewis dedicated the book to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield.

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