On Stories

On Stories

and other essays on literature

by C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperOne
Reissue, ©2017, ISBN: 9780062643605
Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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A repackaged edition of the revered author’s collection of essays on writing fiction.

C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—was a professor of literature at Oxford University, where he was known for his insightful and often witty presentations on the nature of stories. This collection assembles nine essays that encapsulate his ideas about fiction, including "On Stories," "The Death of Words," and "On Three Ways of Writing for Children," as well as eleven pieces that were unpublished during his lifetime.



  1. On Stories
  2. The Novels of Charles Williams
  3. A Tribute to E. R. Eddison
  4. On Three Ways of Writing for Children
  5. Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to Be Said
  6. On Juvenile Tastes
  7. It All Began with a Picture
  8. On Science Fiction
  9. A Reply to Professor Haldane
  10. The Hobbit
  11. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
  12. A Panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers
  13. The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard
  14. George Orwell
  15. The Death of Words
  16. The Parthenon and the Optative
  17. Period Criticism
  18. Different Tastes in Literature
  19. On Criticism
  20. Unreal Estates
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