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The narnian : the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis, Alan Jacobs

Label
The narnian : the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis
Title
The narnian
Title remainder
the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Alan Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- all these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Over the past half century, children everywhere have escaped into this world and delighted in its wonders and enchantments. Yet what we do know of the man who created Narnia? This biography sheds new light on the making of the original Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day. An Oxford don and scholar of medieval literature, he loved to debate philosophy at his local pub, and his wartime broadcasts on the basics of Christian belief made him a celebrity in his native Britain. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains a mystery. How did this middle-aged Irish bachelor turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of the original Narnian. From Lewis's childhood days in Ireland playing with his brother, Warnie, to his horrific experiences in the trenches during World War I, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien (and other members of the "Inklings"), and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The result is much more than a conventional biography of Lewis: Jacobs tells the story of a profound and extraordinary imagination. For those who grew up with Narnia, or for those just discovering it, The Narnian tells a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Alan
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6023.E926
LC item number
Z725 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian literature, English
  • Authors, English
  • Christian biography
  • Narnia (Imaginary place)
  • Christianity and literature
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Lewis, C. S.
Label
The narnian : the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis, Alan Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Happy, but for so happy ill secured ..." -- "Coarse, brainless English schoolboys" -- "Red beef and strong beer" -- "I never sank so low as to pray" -- "A real home somewhere else" -- "I gave in" -- "Definitely believing in Christ" -- "Do you think I am trying to weave a spell?" -- "What I owe to them all is incalculable" -- "Nobody could put Lewis down" -- "We soon learn to love what we know we must lose" -- "Joy is the serious business of heaven" -- The future of Narnia
Control code
59401976
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060766900
Lccn
2005046151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060766900
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The narnian : the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis, Alan Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Happy, but for so happy ill secured ..." -- "Coarse, brainless English schoolboys" -- "Red beef and strong beer" -- "I never sank so low as to pray" -- "A real home somewhere else" -- "I gave in" -- "Definitely believing in Christ" -- "Do you think I am trying to weave a spell?" -- "What I owe to them all is incalculable" -- "Nobody could put Lewis down" -- "We soon learn to love what we know we must lose" -- "Joy is the serious business of heaven" -- The future of Narnia
Control code
59401976
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060766900
Lccn
2005046151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060766900
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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