C.S.Lewis: The Companion and Guide

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The exhaustive and definitive guide to the entire works of C. S. Lewis, including Narnia, the science fiction and the literary works. Known worldwide for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the other Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis was also a broadcaster and prolific writer of literary criticism, science fiction, letters and religious themes, and his books continue to sell in their thousands, attracting generation after generation of new admirers. This definitive handbook, written by one of the world's leading authorities on C.S. Lewis, is a meticulous, informative and enjoyable resource for study and general reference. It includes: / A chronology of the events of Lewis's life and a brief biography / Detailed descriptions of the background, contents and critical reception of each of his books / An overview of Lewis's key ideas / A Who's Who of people in Lewis's life and a What's What of locations and events / An exhaustive bibliography of all his writings

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Walter Hooper was born in Reidsville, North Carolina in 1931. He read Theology and then lectured on Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Kentucky. Moving to Oxford, he became friends with C.S. Lewis in his last year. One of the world's leading authorities on the life and works of C.S. Lewis, he has edited and written introductions for dozens of Lewis's books. In particular he compiled All My Road Before Me, Lewis's diary for 1922-27, and is co-author, with Roger Lancelyn Green, of C.S. Lewis: A Biography. A former Anglican priest, he is now a Catholic and still lives in Oxford.

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'It is without question the most important reference work on Lewis yet published and! will never be entirely superseded.' Times Literary Supplement 'Full of accurate scholarship, a definitive work in the most literal sense, this may well prove to be the last word on his subject.' Daily Telegraph 'It is, by any standards, an outstanding achievement. Hooper has pioneered what is almost a new literary genre. It is beautifully produced -- and with not a dull sentence in it.' CATHOLIC HERALD 'Nine hundred pages of true refreshment of the spirit. Nothing is missing.' METHODIST RECORDER

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