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The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Family Letters, 1905-1931. Volume 1.

Lewis, C. S.

Published by Harper, New York, 2004
ISBN 10: 0060727632 / ISBN 13: 9780060727635
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Title: The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Family ...

Publisher: Harper, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition


A Near Fine copy with a remainder mark on the top edge in a Fine dust jacket. 1056 pages. This first volume in the three volume set of Lewis' letters contains his boyhood correspondence, his army days in World War I, and his early academic life at Oxford where his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien takes root. This collection brings together the best of C.S. Lewis's letters - some published for the first time. Arranged in chronological order, this is the first volume covering Family Letters: 1905-1931. C.S. Lewis was a most prolific letter writer and his personal correspondence reveals much of his private life, reflections, friendships and feelings. In this great and important collection are the letters Lewis wrote to J.R.R. Tolkien, Dorothy L. Sayers, Owen Barfield, Arthur C. Clarke, Sheldon Vanauken and Dom Bede Griffiths. This first volume of Family Letters: 1905-1931 covers Lewis's boyhood and early manhood, his army years, undergraduate life at Oxford and his election to a fellowship at Magdalen College. Lewis became an atheist when he was 13 years old and his dislike of Christianity is evident in many of his letters. The volume concludes with a letter describing an evening spent with J.R.R. Tolkien and Hugo Dyson when he came to see that he was wrong to think of Christianity as one of 'many myths. Bookseller Inventory # 24459

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Synopsis: The first of a three volume collection of the letters of C. S. Lewis. This volume contains letters from Lewis's boyhood, his army days in World War I, and his early academic life at Oxford. From his declared atheism at age 16 to his budding friendship with Tolkien during his days at Oxford, these letters set the stage for Lewis's influential life and writings.

About the Author: Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include, The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. Visit the C.S. Lewis website at

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