Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian is another novel by legendary children’s writer C.S Lewis, one of the books of the famous series that make up The Chronicles of Narnia. This book was actually p00015965ublished originally as Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. The title often gets shortened in more recent publications. The original publisher of this fantasy fiction novel was Geoffrey Bles and chronologically it is the second work of the series. The author had completed writing in 1949 making it actually the first book of the series that the author wrote. However, recent editions often place this was volume four. Just as is the case with the other novels in the series, the illustrator was Pauline Baynes.

The premise of this novel is about the four children (that the reader was introduced to in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), and their return to Narnia. It takes place a year later, while the children are still in England, but it is 1300 years later in Narnia.

Interesting to note is that this is the only novel of the series that sees males dominate Narnia. A variety of beings such as talking animals, among others, are being oppressed, and furthermore some have their whole existence threatened.

Fans of the series can also watched the film versions that were created as two separate episodes by the BBC back in 1989, alternatively there is the feature film that was published as recently as 2008.

Some of the major things to look out for in the novel is the chivalry and courage of the characters. The author is said to have remarked to a girl that the themes in the novel are like “…the restoration of the true religion after a corruption”.

The book has even been the very inspiration for the song ‘Prince Caspian’ by Billy Breathes.

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