C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide

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9780006280460: C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide

This is an exhaustive guide to the entire works of C. S. Lewis, including the religious works, the literary criticism, the fiction and the children's books.It contains a year by year chronology of events in his own life, that of his forbears and of his books since. A more extended biographical section runs to a hundred pages.This is followed by a detailed portrait of each of his many books, with background, summary, contemporary critical reactions and publication history. Next there is a `Who's who' of characters in Lewis' life, including his academic `club', The Inklings. Similar in style is the `What's what' section, featuring among other things the colleges in which he worked and his homes. Then comes a section on Lewis' key ideas, with encyclopaedia style entries pointing to various sections in the books. Finally there is a complete bibliography of texts, both primary and secondary, with publishing histories.

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Walter Hooper was secretary to C S Lewis in the last year of his life and is now literary adviser to his estate.

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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 will never be entirely superseded.'Times Literary Supplement`Full of accurate scholarship, a definitive work in the most literal sense, this may well prove to be the last word on his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

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