Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis

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A collection of maps, histories, sketches, and stories created by C.S. Lewis as a child to describe his private fantasy world, known as Animal-Land or Boxen. A scholarly introduction explains the stories in the context of Lewis's life.

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include, The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity. Visit the C.S. Lewis website at www.cslewis.com.

Major Warren Hamilton Lewis was the older brother of C.S. Lewis. Known as Warnie, he was a soldier, historian and one of the founding members of the Inklings, the informal Oxford literary society whose members also included J.R.R. Tolkien.

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'Allows free admission into an elaborate invented world, of great fascination to those interested in children's imaginative play! A shrewd, witty and lively read.' British Book News

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