Lewis encouraged Tolkien to write the story.
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“But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name.”
Every great author has people in their lives that shaped and molded them. In the Chronicles of Narnia books, Lewis paid homage to many of those writers including Edith Nesbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald.
Much has been written about the famed friendship between two literary greats, in C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. But their relationship goes much deeper than many realize.
For many readers worldwide, the drawings of Narnia and its creatures are inseparable from C.S. Lewis’s own words.
Many of the locations in Narnia are inspired by real places that C.S. Lewis visited, read about, or dreamed of in his youth.
C.S. Lewis’s first two published works were unlike any other that would follow in his famed literary career, in more ways than one.
The Chronicles of Narnia’s Reepicheep was not the first valiant talking mouse C.S. Lewis dreamed up. As a boy, he created Boxen.
“I’m afraid there will not be any more of them.”