C.S. Lewis: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
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Brilliant. Agnostic. Prejudiced. Gregarious. Bullying. Loyal friend. Heavy drinker. One of the most learned scholars of his generation. A controversial Christian apologist. Author of a children's fantasy that has sold millions upon millions of copies. And, after his death, almost a cult figure. C. S. Lewis was an incredibly complicated man, and, as revealed in this splendid biography, a mystery to those who knew him best. "I know of no modern biographer who equals Wilson's delicacy of touch and sensitivity to human quandaries. An astonishing book."--Leon Edel "The mixture presented in Wilson's biography of the life of learning...of domestic drama and bad temper, religion, and sex, is irresistible."--New York Review of Books
  

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Wilson uses solid research to tell us facts that are common of CSL. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirk Lowery - Goodreads

There are two kinds of Lewis biographies: those that seek to depict the "real" person and hagiographies. Wilson falls into the former category. There is no question that Wilson admires Lewis and gives ... Read full review

Contents

Antecedents
1
Early Days 18981905
8
Little Lea 19051908
15
Schools 19081914
22
The Great Knock 19141917
37
The Angel of Pain 19171918
52
Undergraduate 19191922
62
Heavy Lewis 19221925
74
Narnia 19451951
206
The Silver Chair 19511954
231
Smoke on the Mountain 19541957
249
Marriage 19571959
265
Men Must Endure 19591960
278
Last Years 19601963
282
Further Up and Further In
299
Sources
311

Redemption by Parricide 19251929
91
Mythopoeia 19291931
114
Regress 19311936
133
The Inklings 19361939
148
Screwtape 19391942
169
Separations 19421945
186
Acknowledgements
313
Notes
315
Select Bibliography
322
Index
326
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A. N. Wilson is the author of the acclaimed biographies Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis, Jesus, and Paul; God's Funeral, and several celebrated novels. He lives in London.

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