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The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Authors: Jacobs, Alan
Publisher: HarperOne
BISAC/Subject: BIO018000, BIO007000, REL013000
ISBN: 9780061750144, Related ISBNs: 006175014X, 9780061448720, 9780061750144
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 392,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

A journey into the imagination of C.S. Lewis explores the themes and life events that contributed to The Chronicles of Narnia, the most enduring classics of children’s literature

C.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. Yet among his poetry, literary history and criticism, novels and Christian apologetics stands a unique, delightfully imaginative children’s series called The Chronicles of Narnia, which have become enduring classics. Alan Jacobs takes this imaginary world of Narnia and uses the themes and stories found within to explore the imaginative life of C.S. Lewis. Not just a conventional, straightforward biography of Lewis, Jacobs instead seeks a more elusive quarry: an understanding of the way Lewis’s experiences, both direct and literary, formed themselves into patterns—themes that then shaped his thought and writings, especially the stories of Narnia.

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