The collected letters of C.S. Lewis


English language

Published Jan. 21, 2004 by HarperSanFrancisco.

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C. S. Lewis was a prolific letter writer, and his personal correspondence reveals much of his private life, reflections, friendships, and the progress of his thought. This second of a three-volume collection contains the letters Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, as he began a lifetime of serious writing. Lewis corresponded with many of the twentieth century's major literary figures, including J. R. R. Tolkien and Dorothy Sayers. Here we encounter a surge of letters in response to a new audience of laypeople who wrote to him after the great success of his BBC radio broadcasts during World War II -- talks that would ultimately become his masterwork, Mere Christianity. Volume II begins with C. S. Lewis writing his first major work of literary history, The Allegory of Love, which established him as a scholar with imaginative power. These letters trace his creative journey and recount his new circle …

3 editions


  • Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963 -- Correspondence
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence
  • Literary historians -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
  • Christian converts -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
  • Scholars -- Great Britain -- Correspondence