C.S.Lewis was a prolific writer and a man capable of inspiring both devotion and hostility. This book charts the progress of Lewis from Ulster to Oxford where he was a fellow of Magdalen College for the greater part of his adult life. The author describes Lewis' unwilling conversion to Christianity, the Oxford circle of his friends known as the "Inklings" and the basis of his writing. He also explores Lewis' relationship with Janie Moore, which kept him in domestic thrall for 30 years, and later his marriage to a divorced woman in defiance of the Church.
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. 1991, 334ppReview:
‘The more biography he writes, the better he gets – his life of C. S. Lewis is his best yet. It’s a vivacious and compassionate book. Wilson’s range of interests – religious, literary, human-gossipy and Oxfordian – make him an ideal match for the subject.’ Andrew Motion, Observer
‘Passionate, perspicacious, funny and inevitably partisan.’ Selina Hastings, Telegraph
‘Wilson’s biography is admirable, probably the best imaginable ... Mr Wilson is a brilliant biographer.’ Anthony Burgess, Independent
‘It seems fitting that A. N. Wilson should now have written the definitive biography of Lewis, and it is a superb job.’ John Bayley, Guardian
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Book Description Flamingo, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6544282