C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963

A Chronology of the Creation of Narnia

 

1948        Spring/Sum.             begins working on The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

 

1949        March (end)            finishes The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.

                                              begins The Magicianís Nephew (completing 2 chapters)

 

1949        Summer                   begins working on Prince Caspian

 

1949        December               finishes Prince Caspian

          begins The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 

1950        February                  finishes The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 

1950        Spring                      begins working on The Horse & His Boy

 

1950        July                         finishes The Horse & His Boy

 

1950        Fall                          begins working on The Silver Chair

 

1950        Oct.16                     The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe published by Geoffrey Bles (London)

1950        Nov.7                      The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe published by Macmillan (New York)

 

1951        Spring                      finishes The Silver Chair

                                              continues working on The Magicianís Nephew (1st half done by May)

 

1951        Oct.15                     Prince Caspian published by Geoffrey Bles (London)

1951        Oct.16                     Prince Caspian published by Macmillan (New York)

 

1951        October (end)          completes ĺ of The Magicianís Nephew

 

1952        Sept.15                   The Voyage of the Dawn Treader published by Geoffrey Bles (London)

1952        Sept.30                   The Voyage of the Dawn Treader published Macmillan (New York)

 

1952        Fall                         begins working on The Last Battle

 

1953        March                     finishes The Last Battle

 

1953        Spring                     continues work on The Magicianís Nephew

 

1953        Sept.7                     The Silver Chair published by Geoffrey Bles (London)

1953        Oct.5                      The Silver Chair published by Macmillan (New York)

 

1954        early                        finishes The Magicianís Nephew

 

1954        Sept.6                     The Horse & His Boy published by Geoffrey Bles (London)

1954        Oct.5                      The Horse & His Boy published by Macmillan (New York)

 

1955        May2                      The Magicianís Nephew published by Bodley Head (London)

1955        Oct.4                      The Magicianís Nephew published by Macmillan (New York)

 

1956        Mar.19                    The Last Battle published by Bodley Head (London)

1956        Sept.4                     The Last Battle published by Macmillan (New York)

 

 

                                                             PJS [rev. 5/06]


Lewis home
Inklings home