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Postby repectabiggle » 18 Aug 2008, 14:30

Anybody else get this thing back when it was affordable? http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-C-S-Lewis/dp/0006281575/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1219069575&sr=11-1

I paid about $45 from Amazon.co.uk (wasn't available from the US Amazon) back in 2004. It goes for at least double that now. Best Lewis bargain I've ever seen.

Contains "On the Reading of Old Books" with a prefatory note telling where it was originally printed. That scoundrel!
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Postby Adam Linton » 18 Aug 2008, 14:43

repectabiggle wrote:Anybody else get this thing back when it was affordable? http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-C-S-Lewis/dp/0006281575/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1219069575&sr=11-1

I paid about $45 from Amazon.co.uk (wasn't available from the US Amazon) back in 2004. It goes for at least double that now. Best Lewis bargain I've ever seen.

Contains "On the Reading of Old Books" with a prefatory note telling where it was originally printed. That scoundrel!


I regret to say that I did not. It would certainly be nice to have, but as over the years I've acquired its contents elsewhere (even if this involves having some overlapping essay volumes), it just didn't seem like the best use of money.
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Postby repectabiggle » 18 Aug 2008, 14:49

Adam Linton wrote:I regret to say that I did not. It would certainly be nice to have, but as over the years I've acquired its contents elsewhere (even if this involves having some overlapping essay volumes), it just didn't seem like the best use of money.


Too true. If you already had the various little books, then it wouldn't probably be the best use of money. I didn't have many/any of those at the time. I do like the hefty hardcover, though.


Possibly off-topic, but does anybody know if C.S. Lewis at the BBC and C.S. Lewis in a Time of War (both by Justin Philips) are the same book (like C.S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Remembering C.S. Lewis, which I almost bought at the same time. . .)?
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Postby Adam Linton » 18 Aug 2008, 14:55

repectabiggle wrote:Possibly off-topic, but does anybody know if C.S. Lewis at the BBC and C.S. Lewis in a Time of War (both by Justin Philips) are the same book (like C.S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Remembering C.S. Lewis, which I almost bought at the same time. . .)?


Yes, they are.
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Postby repectabiggle » 18 Aug 2008, 14:58

Thanks, Adam. That's one thing Amazon.com doesn't seem to do very well. Or else I'm just missing where they say that sort of thing. Very annoying, but I guess I should be glad for a community like this where I can get that info and avoid a double purchase. :smile:
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Postby Adam Linton » 18 Aug 2008, 15:54

Tuke wrote:I have[...]Present Concerns[...]


Oops; I have Present Concerns, as well. Left it off the list (which I've now corrected).
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Postby Tuke » 19 Aug 2008, 19:02

Oopsie-oops, I nearly forgot my favoritest bestest collectables: Nine of the Twenty five Volumes of the Anglo-American journal VII which is availble online @ the Wade Center. www.wheaton.edu/wadecenter/seven/seven.html

The Wade was founded by Clyde Kilby, Barbara Reynolds, et al., on the Wheaton College campus, Wheaton, IL. The Wade and Bodleian (Oxford) Libraries entered a joint relationship establishing the largest collection of Lewisian documents/books in the Universe. VII is the annual/biennial magazine/journal publishing world authorities on the seven like minded authors, and except for George MacDonald, contemporaries of the Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien, Chesterton, Sayers, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, and MacDonald. Contents: commentaries, literary criticism, news and book reviews.
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Postby A#minor » 01 Sep 2008, 23:34

I just bought Paul Ford's Companion to Narnia, and Thomas Williams' The Heart of Narnia.
I'm enjoying them both so far. :read: :pleased:

Also...
C.S.Lewis: A Biography by Green and Hooper


Chronicles of Narnia (obviously)
Letters of C.S. Lewis revised, edited by Hooper
The Screwtape Letters
Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength
Surprised by Joy
Mere Christianity
The Four Loves
The Problem of Pain
The Joyful Christian
(Selected Readings)
Weight of Glory
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Postby Tumnus's Books » 03 Sep 2008, 01:49

I found Alan Jacob's The Narnian a quite revealing biography of Lewis. Suggestions for other biographies of Lewis?
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Postby Adam Linton » 03 Sep 2008, 02:33

Tumnus's Books wrote:I found Alan Jacob's a quite revealing biography of Lewis. Suggestions for other biographies of Lewis?


I thought that Jacobs's The Narnian very good, as well. Very valuable perspective.

My all around first-choice Lewis bio is George Sayer's Jack. The Greene/Hooper bio is solid and helpful, as well--but, I believe, out of print.

I wouldn't touch A. N. Wilson's thing with a ten foot pole; a real hatchet-job, in my view.
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Postby Tumnus's Books » 04 Sep 2008, 22:42

ordered Jack- thanks for the tip!
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