Books by C.S. Lewis

ALL MY ROAD BEFORE ME by C.S. Lewis
Released: July 22, 1991

"Essential reading for Lewis fans, it may strike the general reader as too parochial."
Lewis's private account of his undergraduate years at Oxford, edited and introduced by his literary executor and former personal secretary. Read full book review >
PRESENT CONCERNS by C.S. Lewis
Released: March 25, 1987

"Although not Lewis at his very best, still representative of his polished profundity, and more provocative than most journalism collections."
Impeccable, fanciful/polemical tidbits of Christian-oriented journalism—including one unpublished essay—from the author of The Screwtape Letters and The Narnia Chronicles. Read full book review >
BOXEN by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 17, 1985

"Although more an indirect portrait of an Edwardian childhood than a major collection of new stories, Boxen—as Lewis' first and formative imaginary kingdom—should be of interest to Narnia enthusiasts."
Between the ages of seven and 29, C.S. Lewis produced short sketches of an imaginary world named "Boxen"—a cosmos bounded by his older brother Warner's imaginary India on the east and by young Jack's wholly invented Animal-Land on the west. Read full book review >
ON STORIES by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 30, 1982

"The book won't stir up a great deal of interest except among his admirers, but their number seems to be large—and growing larger."
A minor but occasionally stimulating collection (nine of the 20 pieces originally appeared in Of Other Worlds) on fiction, fantasy, and related topics. Read full book review >
THE DARK TOWER AND OTHER STORIES by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 18, 1977

"It is a pleasure to listen to this voice again, but not always to hear what it is saying."
No scholar ever wore his learning more modestly than C. S. Lewis; no essayist ever got to the point more matter-of-factly; no story-teller ever conveyed greater happiness in his own "making," as he might have called it. Read full book review >
NARRATIVE POEMS by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"Yet that other contrived universe has its power to charm, sometimes to haunt, and will deepen the affection Lewis so readily inspires."
Of course Lewis would be drawn to the long narrative: what form could better accommodate the heraldic solemnities of his Christian Romanticism? Read full book review >
A MIND AWAKE by C.S. Lewis
Released: Nov. 5, 1969

"Readable and stimulating."
Edited by Clyde S. Kilby, this is an eminently Sastisfying anthology of the "essential wisdom" of the late C.S. Lewis, probably the most available and popular apologist for Christian orthodoxy in our time. Read full book review >
OF OTHER WORLDS by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1966

"The few tales seem tired and coy, though the slight extracts from a projected novel supposedly revamping the Helen in Egypt ploy and the troubles of a victorious, if cuckolded, Menelaus, have a wry, squinting gaiety."
The late Professor Lewis' fame began flickering over the wartime roofs of Oxford and Cambridge with the publication of The Screwtape Letters, a witty defense of Christianity in a "satanic" age, meaning the 20th century. Read full book review >
THE FOUR LOVES by C.S. Lewis
Released: July 27, 1960

"From a reading of this book laymen and clergy alike will reap great rewards: a deeper knowledge of an insight into human loves, and, indeed, humans, offered with beauty and humor and a soaring description of man's search for God through Love."
The ever-popular and highly readable C.S. Lewis has "done it again." Read full book review >
THE WORLD'S LAST NIGHT by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 10, 1960

"Our current personal and corporate sins get the full treatment, and we shudder in applause."
Any new book by C. S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters) is bound to receive an eager and curious welcome, eager because he seems to know so surely the state we are in at the moment, a state easier to bear because of the shafts of light his agile mind throws upon it to reveal its real dimensions, and curious because we can never know the direction from which the light may come. Read full book review >
MIRACLES by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1958

"Even those who would have difficulty with the author's philosophical presuppositions would find his argument interesting and ingenious, while others would, of course, welcome this buttress to their faith."
A fellow of Magdalene College. Read full book review >
REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1958

"Urge everyone to book."
Internationally renowned because of his earlier books, among them tape Letters, Surprised by Joy, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis making religion provoking, memorable and delightful is still more latest Reflections on the Psalms. Read full book review >
THE LAST BATTLE by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 18, 1956

"But with the help of Jill and Eustace, the children from the land beyond, he fights off the evil Calormenes successfully and the evil Shift is exposed."
A new episode in Narnia reunites all of C.S. Lewis's talents as story teller, politician, religionist and apt characterizer of human nature, for there are qualities of beauty and deep principle as well as the gaiety of a funny and brilliantly imaginative fairy tale. Read full book review >
TILL WE HAVE FACES by C.S. Lewis
Released: Jan. 9, 1956

"Interesting- fascinating in its recreation of Glome — and with an appeal for those curious about the spiritual interpretations and religious allegories found in his earlier books."
The story of Cupid and Psyche, reset in the frame of the primitive kingdom of Glome, sacrifices the King's youngest daughter Istra to Ungit (Aphrodite) and brings Orual, his oldest, ugly daughter, to consider the unknown ways of love. Read full book review >
THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 20, 1955

"Couched in Lewis' silvered prose, this is rich reading."
To all who have followed the adventures in C.S. Lewis' marvelous land of Narnia, this is a treat as it goes back to "grandfather's day" and tells how first contacts with Narnia were made. Read full book review >
SURPRISED BY JOY by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 2, 1955

"A well- mannered journey of interest to the followers of his religious titles, the readers of his Screwtape Letters, while those who have followed his children's books will find the impetus for those stories here."
The story of an intellectual questing reveals the opening doors, the tools of thought and the widening vision that led to the author's accepting Christianity. Read full book review >
THE HORSE AND HIS BOY by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 5, 1954

"A beautifully written tale to read aloud as well, in which C.S. Lewis' talents seem to flower more than ever."
For his followers, and, we hope, anybody else who happens in, C.S. Lewis writes another wonderful Narnian adventure. Read full book review >
THE SILVER CHAIR by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 6, 1953

"English fantasy we hope some young Americans may fancy."
A sequel to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) takes Eustace Scrubb, who went with the Pevensie children on their last voyage to the make believe land of Narnia, on a return trip—his time with a school friend Jill. Read full book review >
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER by C.S. Lewis
Released: Sept. 30, 1952

"Fine fantasy."
More English make-believe and symbol-ridden adventure in a sequal to The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian; The Return to Narnia in which Lucy and Edmond Pevensie, this time with their spoiled cousin Eustace, journey again to fantastic Narnia for rousing and wonderful times. Read full book review >
PRINCE CASPIAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 16, 1951

"More coordinated in construction, we think, than the preceding book."
Very special, somewhat mystic fantasy, this is a sequel to last year's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Read full book review >
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis
Released: Nov. 6, 1950

"Not recommended for adults!"
Although metaphysical rumblings may disturb adults, this wily symbolism-studded fantasy should appeal to children of an imaginative turn. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT OF GLORY by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1949

"There is none of the satire of the Screw Tape Letters, none of the practicality of some of his later radio addresses, none of the directness of some of his earlier theological books."
The name of C.S. Lewis will no doubt attract many readers to this volume, for he has won a splendid reputation by his brilliant writing. Read full book review >
THE ABOLITION OF MAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 8, 1947

"Those who have come to expect from Lewis penetrating satire and a subtle sense of humor, used to buttress a real Christian faith, will be disappointed."
The sub-title of this book is "Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools." Read full book review >
THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH by C.S. Lewis
Released: May 21, 1946

"Sell as C.S. Lewis' approach to the problem of the atomic age!"
Another oddly absorbing fantasy in the Porelandra series, which finds Dr. Ransom using his interplanetary associations to combat the dangers that are threatening the earth, originating in England. Read full book review >
THE CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1943

"Anglican and Presbyterian achieved union; the Roman Catholic wanted more emphasis on theories of Atonement; the Methodist wanted more about Faith; the consensus was agreement on philosophy, not doctrine."
While the reader misses the rich humor of the Screw Tape Letters, this is a great case for the Kingdom of God and opens a road of careful logic for the enquiring Christian whatever his persuasion. Read full book review >
CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOUR by C.S. Lewis
Released: Jan. 1, 1943

"These are old-fashioned words but the Dean of Magdalen College makes them live for today by his straight-from-the-shoulder and stimulating presentation."
It is not every radio script that will stand the scrutiny given to the printed page. Read full book review >
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C.S. Lewis
Released: Jan. 1, 1942

"It is a clever book, and for the clever reader, rather than the too-earnest soul."
These letters from some important executive Down Below, to one of the junior devils here on earth, whose job is to corrupt mortals, are witty and written in a breezy style seldom found in religious literature. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1933

"MPSLUGMISTER Lewis fortunately has a keen wit and in spite of a rather juvenile style and phraseology, the book moves along, if your customer likes allegories."
An allegory requires its own followers (for there is a definite cult) or a raison d'etre. Read full book review >