This reissue of a treasured classic offers a beautiful window into the people and places that shaped the life of beloved author, scholar, and apologist C. S. Lewis. In photographs and text (much of it in Lewis's own words), Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby introduce us to such memorable friends as J. R. R. Tolkien and transport us to such magical places as the deer park outside Lewis's rooms at Magdalen College, Oxford. We also meet Lewis as a talented and brilliant child in Belfast, captivated by the myths and legends of the North, already writing and illustrating imaginative stories and poems at a young age. While the book includes an essay tracing Lewis's struggle to find faith and a chronology of his life, it is not a biography per se but rather a personal introduction, a composite portrait of a fascinating individual and the world in which he lived. Attractively laid out in a fresh new format, this volume will be prized both by longtime fans of Lewis and by those encountering him for the first time.
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Douglas R Gilbert is a professional photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally. Now residing in Massachusetts, he is a former staff member of Look magazine and former assistant professor of photography at Wheaton College, Illinois.From Publishers Weekly:
This classic 1973 book, re-issued to coincide with Hollywood's attention to C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, offers readers a "personal introduction" to Lewis through photo and text. Kilby, an English professor who died in 1986, was a friend of Lewis's, and strikes an admiring tone in an opening essay on the great writer's spiritual evolution from atheist to Christian. Then Lewis's early life is presented in the usual sepia manner: we see the expected photos from his boyhood in Belfast, but we also glimpse facsimiles of some of the child prodigy's illustrated stories about "Animal-Land." That approach is followed in the rest of the book as well, which is not a simple photo-biography so much as a generous homage to the places Lewis lived and loved. Gilbert's photos-of Magdalen Tower in Oxford, of the pub where the Inklings read their work aloud, of beloved landscapes in England, Ireland, and Scotland-blend with historical images of Lewis and his companions. Although some of Gilbert's own photos of people and urban scenes seem dated, the landscapes are timeless and gorgeous. The book closes with a helpful chronology of Lewis's life.
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Book Description HODDER & STOUGHTON LTD, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000502586
Book Description Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1973. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. Wide quarto hardback. 192 pp. Colour and black & white illustrations. Very Good condition in near Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Previous owner's book plate on first page. Bookseller Inventory # 067268
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. In this award-winning volume, the authors have collaborated to offer a look behind this influential twentieth-century scholar, teacher, author, critic, poet, and apologist. Though it includes a chronology of his life, this is not a biograpghy but a personal introduction, a composite portrait of a fascinating individual, set in the world in which he lived. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027453
Book Description Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: G+. Douglas Gilbert (illustrator). 1st. Much is known about the literary works and other achievements of noted British author, poet and critic, but far less is known about the environment he grew up in and lived his adult life. Clyde Kilby (text) and Douglas Gilbert (illustrations) set out here to trace the countryside haunts of his youth and the localities that influenced his later life, paticulary Magdalene College and the Kilns, where he spent many years. The differeing terrains, land and sea-scapes and the wild life he observed provided the basic setting for many of his most popular works. Kilby was able to use correspondence not available for earlier writings to flesh out biographical material on CS Lewis. First edition of 1973, 192 pages including sorces list, 65 colour illustrations. the majority photos, few art documents etc, many b/w photos, documents, drawings etc. Brown hard covers with dark brown inpressed front/spine titles VG+ with light bump to lower rear corner, ink gift inscription top right FFEP, two seperated lines crossed out lower corner, text block otherwise excellent. Colour pictorial DJ is G+ with several tape repaired tears, light surface wear to front illustration, few short tears/chips. Just over 1kg unpacked, could require additional postage for offshore delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 003963
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