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Latest revision as of 13:00, 19 October 2012

This article is about 1990 biography by Wilson. For the earlier biography by Green and Hooper, see C.S. Lewis: A Biography (by Green and Hooper).
C.S. Lewis: A Biography
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AuthorA.N. Wilson
PublisherWilliam Collins Sons & Co
Released1st Edition February 1990
FormatHardback in dustwrapper
ISBN0002151375

C.S. Lewis: A Biography, a book by A.N. Wilson, includes various remarks on C.S. Lewis by J.R.R. Tolkien, taken from manuscript notes in books from Tolkien's library. The book also includes extracts from letters previously published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

  • Hammond p.388

[edit] From the cover/back

"An accomplished biography...Wilson is a very clever, fluent, and engaging writer, with many of the traits that he attributes to his subject: a 'constantly intelligent conversational quality,' 'a flair for the quick, sharp character sketch, and a 'bedrock of common sense.'" THE NEW REPUBLIC

A.N. Wilson shows in this brilliant new biography, that C.S. Lewis, the man, was every bit as multifaceted as C.S. Lewis the writer. Gregerious friend, bullying debater, heavy drinker, and smoker. A man whose relationships with women boggled even those closest to him. C.S. Lewis was all of these things, and A.N. Wilson has succeeded, as no previous biographer has done, in bringing this generous, passionate, opinonated, deeply troubled, and marvelously gifted man to life.

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR