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The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics: Boxed Set

The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics: Boxed Set

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By (author) C. S. Lewis

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  • Publisher: William Collins
  • Format: Paperback | 1584 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 122mm | 1,440g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 000750019X
  • ISBN 13: 9780007500192
  • Sales rank: 11,241

Product description

A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one box set. The box set includes: 'Mere Christianity' 'The Screwtape Letters' 'Surprised by Joy' 'The Four Loves' 'The Problem of Pain' 'The Great Divorce' 'Miracles' C. S. Lewis's works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year, appealing to those seeking wisdom and calm in a hectic and ever-changing world. Each volume is written with the lucidity, warmth and wit that has made Lewis revered as a writer the world over. From 'The Problem of Pain' - a wise and compassionate exploration of suffering - to the darkly satirical 'The Screwtape Letters', Lewis is unrivalled in his ability to disentangle the questions of life. His writings offer hope, wisdom and a true understanding of human nature.

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Born in Ireland in 1898, Clive Staples Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where he was a contemporary of Tolkien. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, until his conversion, memorably described in his autobiography 'Surprised by Joy': "I gave in, and admitted that God was God ... perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." He is celebrated for his famous series of children's books, the Narnia Chronicles (which have been filmed and broadcast many times), as well as his literary criticism and science fiction. C. S. Lewis died on 22nd November 1963.

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'He has a quite unique power for making theology an attractive, exciting and fascinating quest.' Times Literary Supplement 'I read C. S. Lewis for comfort and pleasure.' John Updike 'C. S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half convinced.' Anthony Burgess 'I think it unlikely that other books as generally entertaining... will be as generally instructive.' W. H. Auden 'He is admirably equipped to write spiritual biography for the plain man, for his outstanding gift is clarity.' Sunday Times