Selected Literary Essays by C.S. Lewis [FIRST EDITION / 1969]

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Selected Literary Essays by C.S. Lewis


Rare first edition printed in Great Britain.  Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.   

Dust jacket is gorgeous; pristine with some tanning, slight edge wear and a clipped panel.

Book itself is excellent.  Cover is pristine with gilded title on spine.  Pages read beautifully.  *A few notes from orig. owner are handwritten on back flyleaf and inside of back cover [see last photo.]  No markings to content inside.

This long out-of-print volume includes over twenty of C. S. Lewis' most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed range from Chaucer to Kipling, from 'The literary impact of the authorised version' to 'Psycho-analysis and literary criticism', from Shakespeare and Bunyan to Sir Walter Scott and William Morris. Common to each essay, however, are the lively wit, the distinctive forthrightness, and the discreet erudition which characterize Lewis' best critical writing.