The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is considered the highest-grossing Narnia movie. C. S. Lewis’s fantasy story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It is the first and best-known of The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956)’s seven novels. It is also the most extensively owned of the author’s novels in libraries.
It is volume two in modern versions that are sequenced by the stories’ chronology, although it was originally the first of The Chronicles of Narnia. It was illustrated by Pauline Baynes, as were the other Chronicles, and her art has been preserved in many subsequent editions.
The majority of the book takes place in Narnia, a kingdom governed by the terrible White Witch and filled with talking animals and mythological creatures. Following a wartime evacuation, four English children are transported to a large, old rural mansion in the frame tale. Lucy, the youngest, travels to Narnia three times thanks to the enchantment of a wardrobe in a spare room.
Lucy’s three siblings are accompanying her to Narnia for the third time. In Narnia, the brothers appear to be destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and they find themselves on a quest to preserve both Narnia and themselves. Aslan, the lion, sacrifices his life to save one of the children; he later rises from the grave, defeats the White Witch, and crowns the children as Narnia’s Kings and Queens.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe came in ninth place in the BBC’s The Big Read poll in 2003. The work was listed in Time magazine’s lists of the 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time and the 100 Best English-Language Novels Published Since 1923. The worldwide collection of this film is $745,013,115.