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C. S. Lewis: Images of His World

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This reissue of a treasured classic offers a beautiful window into the people and places that shaped the life of beloved author, scholar, and apologist C. S. Lewis. In photographs and text (much of it in Lewis's own words), Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby introduce us to such memorable friends as J. R. R. Tolkien and transport us to such magical places as the deer park ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1973)
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James Eckblad
When I need to escape to a world that simply enfolds and delights me, and to do so with dispatch, I pull down this book.
Peter Holford
I enjoyed this book - it is somewhat classic. The photographs aren't as 'perfect' as the coffee table book 'The Inklings' but the text is notably superior. It draws a great deal more content from Lewis's writings as well as more archival photographs. Because it was originally published in 1973, just ten years after Lewis's death, there is also more input from his contemporaries. It includes a helpful chronology of Lewis's life, providing an oversight of his publications.

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This book had many photos of CS Lewis life and his many colleagues - it was a good addition to the other book I just finished.
Excellent illustrations; not in the sense of technical quality (which is rather the outmoded kind), but in the accomplishment of their purpose, to capture the essence of Lewis and his extraordinary life. Also contains a surprising amount of text, including a great portion of quotes and exerpts by Lewis himself. Ah, here is a good way to sum up this book; photographs, illustrations and text, it's altogether like exploring Narnia's motherland. Wonderful.
Great pics that tell the story of Lewis's life in snapshots. The text is brief and serves more like extended captions.
Huntley Cooney
Like a walk in the English countryside.
Very informative
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