Monday, March 29, 2021

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For what age is the Chronicles of Narnia suitable?

Hans-Georg Lundahl
none/ apprx Masters Latin & Greek, Lund University
Answered just now
There are two answers.

  • Where will libraries and book sellers put it? I have seen “age 9 to 12”.
  • What did C. S. Lewis intend and what has experience shown? He meant the Chronicles to be accessible to children, and at the same time very rereadable for adults. Considering the number of adults who do continue to enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia, arguably, he got what he intended. In other words, the indication given by libraries only means, someone below 9 may not understand it.

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