This is a greatly refigured and enlarged website that has taken nearly a
year to complete. We have now added a new logical half to the Foreign
Translations of Narnia: The English Languages Editions. There are
far more English editions than any single foreign language editions,
therefore one single English page would not do. The English Editions
section is divided into broad sub-categories that make viewing and
This new section was sparked by several viewers who said something
like “Wouldn't it be great if there was also an English editions
web page.” After an initial reluctance, due to the wealth of work
involved, I saw the benefit of this and began to compile. The
great majority of the English editions listed are from my
personal collection, as I have been collecting every separate
Narnia edition I have known about for three decades. Those marked
with a * after the year of publication in a listing means it is
part of my collection. I would greatly appreciate viewers to
inform me of omissions or corrections in the website
This website is a “labor of love” with no thought of financial gain,
and all costs are paid by myself. Its purpose is of educational and
bibliographic research purposes, to be presented in a visually
pleasant way. Initial reactions would be appreciated.
As you will see in the English Editions half of the website,
2005 was a year with many Narnia editions connected with the
release of the film:
The Lion,The Witch and the Wardrobe.
I expect that there will be many film connected books
related to Prince Caspian in 2008.
We know that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
is under production, so new special editions can be expected
periodically for the foreseeable future.
The publicity over the
The Lion,The Witch and the Wardrobe
film also motivated publishers in some foreign languages with no
prior Narnia translations to produce them. Some of these languages
are publishing the series slowly, volume by volume, and are not
yet finished. Just as in English editions, we may anticipate new
editions from foreign publishers for quite a long time.
After seeing all the English and Foreign editions, one can
appreciate how much the Narnia books are loved and enjoyed
world wide, and how well the Narnia books are permanently
regarded as superb exemplars of great story writing..
Enjoy, and contact us with your comments and feedback.