The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels which were written by C. S. Lewis during the 20th century. The books are considered to be classics of children’s literature, with the books also being Lewis’ most well-known works. The books have now sold over 100 million copies since their first publication, and have been translated into over 40 different languages. The books were originally published in London between 1950 and 1956. Various books throughout the series have had numerous television, film, and live adaptations, although mostly these have been specific books, rather than the entire series.
The most popular book to attempt to adapt is typically the second book in the series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which was also the first book to be released, with the first book in the series, chronologically, being The Magician’s Nephew, which was published in 1955.
The stories borrow heavily from religious and mythological stories, with numerous scholars pointing out the similarities between Aslan and Jesus, particularly with his resurrection after being killed during The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Recently, there have been high-budget adaptations of some of the books, which have been relatively well-received commercially.