Apenas um pequeno apontamento sobre a edição das Crónicas de Narnia pela Editorial Presença.
Pessoalmente, li as Crónicas pela ordem da sua publicação na minha juventude graças à Biblioteca Itinerante.
1950 – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (O Leão, a Feiticeira e o Guarda-roupa)
1951 – Prince Caspian (O Príncipe Caspian)
1952 – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (A Viagem do Caminheiro da Alvorada)
1953 – The Silver Chair (O Trono de Prata)
1954 – The Horse and His Boy (O Cavalo e o Seu Rapaz)
1955 – The Magician’s Nephew (O Sobrinho do Mágico)
1956 – The Last Battle (A Última Batalha)
E é, para mim, a ordem pela qual deve ser lida.
Contudo as Crónicas têm, actualmente, outra numeração que é seguida pela Editorial Presença.
- O Sobrinho do Mágico
- O Leão, a Feiticeira e o Guarda-roupa
- O Cavalo e o Seu Rapaz
- O Príncipe Caspian
- A Viagem do Caminheiro da Alvorada
- O Trono de Prata
- A Úlltima Batalha
Aconselho a leitura deste pequeno texto extraído do site narniafans.com:
In 1957 an American boy wrote C. S. Lewis to ask about the best order for reading The Chronicles of Narnia. The boy’s mother believed the books should be read in order of their publication, beginning with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But the boy thought it would be better to read them in order of Narnian history, beginning with the creation of the enchanted world in The Magician’s Nephew.
C. S. Lewis wrote back to the boy, saying, “I think I agree with your order for reading the books more than with your mother’s,” and soon afterward the publishers began to number them in this way. But Lewis, who had written bits and pieces of the books at different times, also noted that the order probably didn’t much matter: “I’m not even sure that all the [books] were written in the same order in which they were published.“