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Of This and Other Worlds Paperback – 4 Jan 2000


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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Fount; New edition edition (4 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006281427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006281429
  • Package Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 1.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,838,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Everything began with images; a faun carrying an umbrella, a queen on a sledge, a magnificent lion. At first there wasn't even anything Christian about them; that element pushed itself in of its own accord. It was part of the bubbling.'

C. S. Lewis, famous for his 'Chronicles of Narnia', reflects on fictional writing of his day in this fascinating collection of essays. He discusses the theme of 'story' in regard to fairy tales and science fiction; he considers the task of writing for children, and shares his insights on writers such as J. R. R> Tolkien, George Orwell, Ryder Haggard and Dorothy L. Sayers.

While literary critics of his time elevated drudgery, cynicism and distaste, C. S. Lewis stepped out of line to champion the value of romance and fantasy.

About the Author

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is one of the greatest British writers of the 20th century. His works of fiction and popular theology are still celebrated today. The biographical film ‘Shadowlands’ has introduced his writings to a wider readership.


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