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C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester : W F Howes Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than half a century, C.S. Lewis's Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions. In this book, Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely legacy of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English Literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. To write this biography, McGrath studied all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials in chronological order,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
Named Person: C S Lewis; C S Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9781471254246 1471254240
OCLC Number: 869843600
Notes: Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint.
Description: 535 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alister McGrath.

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For more than half a century, C.S. Lewis's Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions. In this book, Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely legacy of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English Literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. To write this biography, McGrath studied all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials in chronological order, so as to illuminate afresh this much-loved author's life, challenging some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and Christianity. This definitive biography paints a portrait of a deeply original thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. Accessible and engaging, this is a fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who continues to inspire millions of readers around the world.

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