A subtle and poignant portrayal of the creator of "The Chronicles of Narnia." One of the most learned scholars of his generation and author of a children's fantasy that has sold millions, Lewis was a complicated man and a mystery to those who knew him best. of illustrations.
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"An accomplished biography...Wilson is a very clever, fluent, and engaging writer, with many of the traits that he attributes to his subject: a 'constantly intelligent conversational quality,' 'a flair for the quick, sharp character sketch, and a 'bedrock of common sense.'"
THE NEW REPUBLIC
A.N. Wilson shows in this brilliant new biography, that C.S. Lewis, the man, was every bit as multifaceted as C.S. Lewis the writer. Gregerious friend, bullying debater, heavy drinker, and smoker. A man whose relationships with women boggled even those closest to him. C.S. Lewis was all of these things, and A.N. Wilson has succeeded, as no previous biographer has done, in bringing this generous, passionate, opinonated, deeply troubled, and marvelously gifted man to life.
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. He was a lecturer at St Hugh's College and New College from 1976 to 1981, and was then appointed Literary Editor of the Spectator. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981. His novels include The Sweets of Pimlico, The Healing Art, Wise Virgin and biographies of Walter Scott, Milton and Tolstoy.
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Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. 10493 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # BU-747
Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002151375
Book Description Collins, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002151375