[ Audiobooks ] The Silver Chair Author C.S. Lewis – Sisnlaw.co.uk
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil WitchNARNIA where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans and, if carefully cooked, on Marshwiggles, too, where a prince is put under an evil spell and where the adventure beginsEustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked It leads to the open moor or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch She must be defeated if Prince Rilian is to be saved In my current reread/ first time ever actually finishing the series, The Silver Chair is the first book in the series, that I did not read as a child or know the story of by seeing an adaptation To my somewhat surprise, I very much enjoyed this addition to the series Although I do miss the Pevensies as well as other characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as well as Prince Caspian I really liked following Eustace and Jill on their own cool adventure through Narnia especially since we got to see evenparts of the world that had not previously been explored in the earlier books It was an exciting and wholesome adventure of its' own.One thing I will say though, is that my opinion of C S Lewis and of the direction he takes his characters and stories in, is very mixed however I'll go into muchdepth with that in my review for the last book, The Last Battle, which I'm already a good chunk into. Ah, the strange joys of Narnia! How is a middleaged feminist nonbeliever supposed to feel about this contradictory volume?Pro: Jill Pole is a strong, active, fun, funny, vigorous girl that any reader, male or female, will be happy to have as a protagonist Con: Jill's old enough to be active, but young enough not to be a sexual being Which is clearly the only reason Lewis is comfortable having her around, because:Con: Once again, Lewis only allows grown women as characters when they're scary, evil, beautiful, and seductive in equal parts In this volume, the villain is the brilliant, ruthless Queen of the Underworld Pro: Jill is a fully developed character who shows that kids can be strong and important without being paragons of virtue One of the lines I remembered all my life after reading this book as a child is her reply to Aslan when he asks her why she was standing so near the edge of a cliff (and putting both herself and her friend in danger in the process) I was showing off, Sir I love how she says this, without flinching She messed up, and there's nothing to do but own it.Pro: Because of moments like the above, Jill isenjoyable to follow on her adventures than Lucy I love Lucy, but she's cute and sweet and pretty much flawless Jill gets tired, impatient, sick to her stomach with fear, sulky, and unreasonably angry She also knows when to fight and when to run I can relate to that.Con: This is the only fulllength story of Jill's adventures (The Last Battle so does not count More about that later Like, in another review.)Con: Quite aside from the relatively passive sexism of Lewis' pitting presexual girls against dangerously seductive fullgrown female villains, he also displays active sexism in this book At the very end, he makes a point of pointing out that the terrible, incompetent Head of Jill's awful boarding school is a woman Literally And then the Head (who was, by the way, a woman) Really? Well, that explains everything Pro: Lewis does some of his best characterization in this book Minor spoiler: At one point, Jill, Eustace, and Puddleglum discover to their horror that the meat they've been eating was actually a talking beast Their separate reactions as they put down their forks are brilliantly described:Jill, who was new to that world, was sorry for the poor stag and thought it was rotten of the giants to have killed him [Eustace] Scrubb, who had been in that world before and had at least one Talking beast as his dear friend, felt horrified; as you might feel about a murder But Puddleglum, who was Narnian born, was sick and faint, and felt as you would feel if you found you had eaten a baby.Con: Once again, Lewis backs the wrong horse, historically speaking Jill and Eustace are together on this adventure because they go to the same school Yes! Really! Can you believe it? Boys and girls, attending school together! What's next???Pro: It's kind of funny to think that someone as brilliant as Lewis could fall so cleanly into the losing camp on this issue Pro: Lots of Aslan Con: As a symbol of the Christian God, he's not at his best here For instance, he tells Jill at the beginning of her adventures, Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia Even as a child and certainly now, my first thought was, Why? If you already accept divine inscrutability as necessary or at least inevitable, this flies fine; if you don't, this doesn't help Pro: Puddleglum is one of the finest fantasy characters ever His name and his tells are Dickensian in their genius, but he never falls into reflexive predictability He's a weird, quirky, deeply appealing hero.Pro: Happy ending for every kid who's ever been bullied at school.Conclusion: Once again, Narnia is awesome no matter how old and skeptical you get. “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you, said the Lion.” I am reading this series for the first time as an adult, in publication order, so this for me was book number 4 I enjoyed it just like the others, definitely not a favourite even though I love C S Lewis's writing and I definitely recognize the value of this series as a classic and for the role it had in the development of the genre As for this particular book, I truly really enjoyed only the chapter of the Silver Chair, the rest was fine but not breathtaking A fairly good read! The Silver Chair is a fascinating adventure story of the Chronicles of Narnia After my disappointment over The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I was a little apprehensive as to how I would receive it But all my fears were groundless as the story held my interest from the first chapter For the first time, we don't meet the Pevensies Instead we meet Eustace, returned to Narnia with Jill Pole, a school friend of his Although one misses Pevensies, the characters of Eustace and Jill who replace them do justice to the story and display enough bravery and courage I really enjoyed the writing in this story There was intrigue, suspense and humour The minute and colourful description of the various places where the adventurers found themselves painted a true picture of the setting that one feels one is living in the story with all those characters Also there was underlying satire which was quite a new experience With this read I have finished six books of the Chronicles, and the Silver Chair is my second favourite, placed between The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian Looking forward to the final read in the series and to complete the Chronicles. Probably the weakest so far, but scraped 4 stars and still fun More tomorrow :)Right I have been thinking about this review all day It was the weakest of the books so far with what felt almost like a padded out story and I was thinking it would be a 3 star read That said i didn't bank on Puddleglum, he was the real star of the book and added enough to make me give it 4 stars.The book features the Pevensie's cousin Eustace, now a Narnian regular and a jolly good chap with a schoolfriend of his rescuing Prince Caspian's heir A fun romp, made enjoyable by the appearance of MarshWiggles and the owls :) One of the best Puddleglum is, perhaps, my favorite Narnian character of all time. I can't believe it took me so long to read this one!! SO GOOD also where is the movie The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4), C S LewisThe Silver Chair is a children's fantasy novel by C S Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1953 It was the fourth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956); it is volume six in recent editions, which are sequenced according to Narnian history تاریخ نخستین خوانش: یکی از روزهای سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: ماجراهای نارنیا 4: صندلی نقره ای جادویی؛ نویسنده: سی.اس لوئیس؛ مترجم: شهناز انوشیروانی؛ تهران، محیط، 1376؛ در 184ص؛ شابک ایکس 96462461؛ عنوان روی جلد: صندلی جاویی؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 20ممترجم: امیر اقتداری؛ منوچهر کریم زاده؛ تهران، هرمی، کیمیا، 1379؛ در شش و 229ص؛ شابک 9647100086؛ چاپ سوم 1385؛مترجم: پیمان اسماعیلیان؛ ویراستار: شهرام رجب زاده؛ تهران، قدیانی، 1387، در 304ص؛ شابک 9789644178542؛ چاپ سوم 1394؛ مترجم: محمدرضا شمس؛ تهران، پنجره، 1387، در 200ص؛ شابک 9789648890891؛داستان پیدا و نجات دادن «ریلین» پسر «شاه کاسپین» است؛ نقل از متن کتاب: مدتهای درازی است که من، صدای آواز نشنیده ام یا رقص، و فشفشه ندیده ام؛ چرا باید اینطور باشد؟ همه فکر میکنند، من طلسم شده ام اگر میفهمیدم چرا این همه بار میکشم؟ خوشبخت بودم پایان ص 187کتاب ا شربیانی I'm just going to give a generic opinion of the whole series.We love them.The end.Okay, so maybe I'll tell you that we read them outloud to the kids almost 2 years ago So they were 5 going on 6 and 2 They all loved them and followed the plot and talked about the characters during their play.We're rereading them again (now ages 8, 4 and 2) and they're loving them eventhan the first time All I hear, all day long is For Narnia and then they rush through the house, swords drawn They have made Reepicheep figures out of pompoms They have conversations with the characters, So Edmund, what do you think about the squirrel doing such and so?I think this is a series of books that needs to be read over and over again.