The Chronicles of Narnia have sold over 100 million copies in 47 different languages, and it’s truly one of the greatest masterpieces of children’s literature of the twentieth century. Who wouldn’t want to enter a magical world through a portal in an empty room as an escape from the boring world we live in? I wish I could imagine a world as grandiose as Narnia when I was a kid. We’re so grounded in the real world that you probably couldn’t even handle these 10 facts about the Chronicles of Narnia. Seriously, you’d be surprised to find out certain things about these books that you might want to re-read them again just to confirm. And if you haven’t read these books, get your butt off the internet and go to your local library!
8 Years To Write
The Chronicles of Narnia took 8 years for C.S. Lewis to write, but the first book (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) only took three months to write. Keep in mind that there are 7 books in total in the Chronicles of Narnia, so cranking out the other 6 books in a span of 7 years and 9 months is still quite a remarkable feat. It’s funny to think that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is arguably the most popular out of the 7 books even though it took less than a quarter of the time it took to write the rest of the books. I suppose most of C.S. Lewis’s time was spent brainstorming for ideas to match the success of the first.