This volume of the diaries of C.S. Lewis deals with a little known period of his life: the Oxford years, 1922-27. The diaries reveal Lewis's intense concern when, despite a Double First in Classics and a First in English, he was unable to gain a Fellowship. The problem was eventually solved in 1925 with a Magdalen Fellowship. Lewis's developing relationship with the Moore family is explored, and there is a moving account of the intense mental anguish of Mrs Moore's brother, and of the care Lewis was able to give him. His great compassion for all forms of suffering is revealed here. Much of the later Lewis is apparent in these early writings, and the philosophical training of these years eventually bore fruit in "The Abolition of Man". It was during this period that significant friendships were formed, including those with J.R.R. Tolkien and Owen Barfield.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Lewis s diary . . . furnishes a vivid picture of post-World War I Oxford and helps explain the easy erudition he brought to such work as The Allegory of Love." Library Journal
Before he was the beloved writer of The Chronicles of Narnia or the Christian apologist of The Screwtape Letters, twenty-three-year-old C.S. Lewis was a soldier, student, and atheist. Newly returned from the front lines of World War I, Lewis took up residence with the mother of a friend killed in combat and started to make a life for himself in Oxford. At the urging of Mrs. Moore, whose friendship had a huge effect on him, Lewis kept for five years a detailed diary of his day-to-day life giving us a window into the inspirations and development of a man whose theology would eventually have great influence on the Christian world. In All the Road Before Me, we accompany Lewis through his days as a young writer and as a young man, determining his place in the world.
"A disarming self-portrait of Lewis as sensual, self-assured atheist and clandestine family man." Publishers Weekly
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Fount HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002154064
Book Description Fount HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002154064
Book Description Fount HarperCollins, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12992. Bookseller Inventory # bu-1771a