C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis


316 Pages


Readers over the world delight in the Narnia tales, the adult novels, and the sparkling Christian apologetics of C. S. Lewis. His literary criticism continues to provoke and enlighten. Here now is an excellent map of Lewis' two worlds: his life and his imagination. In an appealing style unhampered by academic jargon, Hannay offers:
- a biographical sketch of a man haunted by longing--a man who progressed from arrogant dogmatism to gentleness;
- concise summaries of each of the major works, including tantalizing quotations to entice the reader back to the original;
- a survey of the major themes throughout his writing, which connect works as seemingly different from each other as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Screwtape Letters, and A Preface to Paradise Lost;
- an analysis of his literary technique involving his allusive and compelling style.



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A Map of His Worlds
Margaret Patterson Hannay
Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 C. S. Lewis A Map of His Worlds By Hannay, Margaret Patterson Copyright©1981 by Hannay, Margaret Patterson ISBN 13: 978-1-60608-410-6 Publication date 01/28/2009 Previously published by Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., Inc., 1981
Series Foreword
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) taught Medieval and Renaissance Language and Literature at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for almost four decades. He wrote much for publication: literary criticism, poetry, theology, spirituality, science fiction, juvenile literature, novels, autobiography, but alas no plays. Over and above that, he kept up a fierce correspondence for decades; 3,228 letters of his compiled and edited by Walter Hooper have been published in three volumes (2000–2006). Hooper, long the literary adviser to the Estate of C. S. Lewis, has done much of the primal research on Lewis, editing and seeing to publication perhaps a dozen collections of Lewis’s shorter writings (essays, articles, addresses; literary criticism; diaries). Most Lewis books are still in print in one way or another. But various studies of and commentaries on Lewisiana by others have not had the same longevity. Many are now out of print, but there is much research and review yet to be done. To aid present and future scholars, Wipf and Stock Publishers has established a series devoted to worthy books on or about Lewis. Perhaps because I have done four books on or about Lewis, Wipf and Stock has asked me to be the general editor of the series.
William Griffin Series Editor for C. S. Lewis Studies 2007