Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (novel)

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis. Written in 1950, it was published in 1952 as the third book of The Chronicles of Narnia. 

Begun in January, completed in February 1950 and published on 15 September 1952, The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ returns Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their priggish cousin, Eustace Scrubb, to Narnia. Once there, they join Caspian's voyage on the ship Dawn Treader to find the seven lords who were banished when Miraz took over the throne. This perilous journey brings them face to face with many wonders and dangers as they sail toward Aslan's country at the end of the world.

Arguably, Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the novel which shows the most influence from Lewis' Irish background. It is reminiscent of the Immram genre of Irish literature. However, unlike such voyages, The Dawn Treader travels East, rather than West.
It was suggested that that the Odyssey was an inspiration for it as well. It might also symbolize Paul's journey in the Bible.
Source: wiki

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Are You Eustace?by =snakeartworx

Dawn Treaderby *Elandain

The Dawn Treaderby ~forgedirony

Voyage of the Dawn Treaderby ~artgeektopia

Reepicheepby *The-Starhorse

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On the Dawn Treaderby ~iva222

Farewellby *snakeartworx

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