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Charles Williams: The Third Inkling Hardcover – 29 Oct 2015

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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (29 Oct. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199284156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199284153
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 4.6 x 16.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 570,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Charles Williams: The Third Inkling, Grevel Lindop has written a page-turner. He proves himself a master of the biographical narrative. He knows how to end chapters and sections of chapters with cliffhangers. He liberally employs the ironic slant, and he has an eye for visuals. Lindop's preface, a model of balanced prose, sets the volume's tone. (Philip Irving Mitchell, Religion and the Arts)

Charles Williams: The Third Inkling is a must-read for all those interested in this unique writer and thinker. (David Brazier, Temenos Academy Review (19))

Exemplary, and very thought-provoking (Philip Hensher, Books of the Year 2015, The Spectator)

This solid and scholarly biography explores the byways of literary history with much verve and energy ... Lindop has provided a fascinating account (Philip Hensher, Spectator)

Lindop has added significantly to our knowledge of the Third Man in the Inklings and deftly filled in some major blank areas in our standard map of literary modernism. (Kevin Jackson, Literary Review)

excellent biography (London Review of Books)

[a] fine, thoroughly researched book. (Tablet)

ground-breaking, and must play a central part in future Williams studies. (David Barratt, The Glass)

thorough biography (Journey)

fascinating reading ... meticulous study ... This biography puts Williams back in the picture (Andy Ffrench, Oxford Times)

About the Author

Grevel Lindop was formerly Professor of Romantic and Early Victorian Studies at the University of Manchester. His previous books include The Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey; A Literary Guide to the Lake District; Travels on the Dance Floor, which was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; and a twenty-one volume edition of The Works of Thomas De Quincey. He has published six collections of poems, and his Selected Poems appeared in 2000. He lives in Manchester, where he now works as a freelance writer

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