It all started with an image of a faun; at least, this is the famous statement from C. S. Lewis that has been reprinted in countless essays and scholarship about The Chronicles of Narnia. Specifically, Lewis said: “All of my seven Narnia books, and my three science fiction books, began with seeing pictures in my head. At first they were not a story, just pictures. The Lion all began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood.”1 This image of the faun remains one of the most iconic images of the Narnia series and serves as a good starting point for this introduction to The Chronicles of Narnia New Casebook. On one level, I hope that with the mention of the faun, I have already conjured for the reader a positive, almost oneiric mental picture, perhaps one of fanciful nostalgia for feelings of that first encounter with Narnia, be it through the story of Tumnus or Lucy or otherwise.
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