C. S. Lewis, one of the most eloquent Christian apologists of his generation, is well known to many through h is books, which include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Surprised by Joy, and his ever popular series for children, The Chronicles of Narnia. More recently, Lewis was seen as the central character in Shadowlands, the film story of his marriage to Joy Davidman, an American poet. But what kind of man lived behind the scholarship, the famous radio broadcasts, and the books? Readers of this warm, winning biography, written by two who knew the man well, will see the true Lewis, whose patient understanding and engaging correspondence made him a devoted friend to colleagues, compatriots, and admirers, alike.
With full access to family papers and to Lewis's diaries, letters, and manuscripts, Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper provide a complete record of Lewis's life, from his early years in Ireland with his brother, Warnie, through his years at Oxford and later Cambridge, to his late marriage to Joy.
They create a vivid portrait of a remarkable man who, in the words of the London Times, "in his own lifetime became a legend." This new edition includes sixteen pages of photographs of Lewis, his family, and friends, taken from family archives and personal albums.
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