The Magician's Nephew

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The Magician's Nephew is a fantasy novel for children written by C. S. Lewis. It was the sixth book published in his The Chronicles of Narnia series, but is the first in the chronology of the Narnia novels' fictional universe. Thus it is an early example of a prequel.

The novel is initially set in London in 1900. The principal characters are two pre-adolescent children, Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer, Digory being the younger Professor Kirke from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The pair have adventures after being transported to other worlds by the sorcerous experiments of Digory's evil Uncle Andrew. It features the genesis of Narnia, and the introduction of the Evil queen Jadis, antagonist of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe into the newly created Narnia. While begun shortly after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, it took Lewis nearly six years to complete, and includes a number of autobiographical elements from Lewis's own life. It explores a number of themes with general moral and Christian implications including atonement, original sin, temptation and the order of nature.

This book is dedicated to "the Kilmer family".

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