Man Who Created Narnia

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, and the other books in C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles are among the most beloved in children's literature. In a strong and moving narrative, Narnia's readers are introduced to "Plain Jack" Lewis and are able to explore his life as a scholar, his friendships with writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien, the Christianity that underlies his writing, and the great love story of his final years. Lewis's personal story is as fascinating as the books with which he ...
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Overview

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, and the other books in C. S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles are among the most beloved in children's literature. In a strong and moving narrative, Narnia's readers are introduced to "Plain Jack" Lewis and are able to explore his life as a scholar, his friendships with writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien, the Christianity that underlies his writing, and the great love story of his final years. Lewis's personal story is as fascinating as the books with which he has delighted generations of readers. Photographs of C. S. Lewis's world, from the grimy streets of Belfast and the horrors of trench warfare to the grandeur of Oxford and Cambridge, bring his story to vivid life and make this book as exciting to look at as it is informative to read.
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Coren, a columnist and host of a popular Canadian radio show, explores "Plain Jack" Lewis's life as a scholar, his friendships with writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, the Christianity that underlies his writing, and the great love story of his final years. Photographs of C.S. Lewis's world, from the grimy streets of Belfast and the horrors of trench warfare to the grandeur of Oxford and Cambridge, bring his story to life. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Kirkus Reviews
As the subtitle says, "The Story of C.S. Lewis": his life, analysis of his religious awakening and adult Christian apologetics, his late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, and details about the creation of the Chronicles of Narnia (though less than will satisfy its more avid fans). On every page, Coren evinces a profound respect for readers and for his subject. The work is serious, thoughtful, and thorough, providing a clear picture of the man as well as the era in which he lived. Although Lewis was a somewhat reserved Oxford (later Cambridge) don whose life revolved around books and academia, Coren conveys the fascination of his life and the pleasures of his association with other writers and scholars in an immensely readable way that children will understand. Filled with black-and-white photographs, this is a first-rate biography for children.
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"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," "The Horse and His Boy," and other books in C.S. Lewis's Narnia Chronicles are among the most beloved in children's literature. This book introduces readers to "Plain Jack" Lewis, the creator of those tales--his childhood years, his life as a scholar, his friendships with such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien, the beliefs that underlie his writing, and the great love story of his final years. Full of archival black and white photographs chronicling C.S. Lewis's life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765516978
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 140

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