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Seven planets for seven chronicles?

A French 17th-century rendering of Mars.
A French 17th-century rendering of Mars.
December 4, 2005

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Why are there seven Narnia chronicles - as opposed to, say, six or eight? In 2003, Michael Ward, a British student of literature working on a dissertation on Lewis, realized that a section of Lewis's 1935 poem "The Planets," dealing with Jupiter, could be read as a plot summary of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," published in 1950. (Full article: 357 words)

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