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Planet NarniaThe Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis$
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Michael Ward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.001.0001

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(p.42) THREE Jupiter
Planet Narnia

Michael Ward (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Jupiter the best of the planets, Fortuna Major, and Lewis's favourite. ‘Who does not need to be reminded of Jove?’ The planet of festal kingship, oaks, red faces, thrones, jocundity, blood, merriment, mighty waves, Christmas and the passing of winter. Present in Lewis's scholarship, poetry, and Ransom Trilogy, and present in a new and ingenious way in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, secretly helping to make the heart and imagination Royalist. ‘Donegality’ the term for this implicit, governing, enjoyable, literary quality.

Keywords:   Jove, Donegality, blood, kingship, winter, Christmas, red, waves, Royalist, Enjoyable

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