All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis

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The diary of C.S. Lewis from 1922-1927; a rare glimpse into the early life of one of Britain’s greatest writers of the 20th century.

When C.S. Lewis was 23 years old and an Oxford undergraduate, he began a diary. At the time he was living with the new ‘family’ he had acquired; Mrs Moore and her daughter, Maureen. Mrs Moore was the mother of Lewis’s room-mate, Paddy. When they were called up the two young men had apparently promised to care for each other’s parents should one of them fall in battle. Paddy had been killed and Lewis began an intimate involvement with the Moores which was to continue until Mrs Moore’s death in 1951.

In his diary Lewis tells of his diligent work to achieve First Class degrees in Classic and English and his search for an academic position. At this stage Lewis was an atheist and expresses his objections to faith.

All My Road Before Me provides a fascinating insight ‘inside the skin’ of the brilliant, young academic with a complicated, and often tiresome, domestic situation. The hum-drum details of daily life are interspersed with startling observations and reflections, and many personal revelations of Lewis’s thought-life and relationships.

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"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"

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All My Road Before Me "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...

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