Tolkien and C.S. Lewis : the gift of friendship /

Both Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are known around the world as the creators of Middle-earth and Narnia. But few of their readers and fans know about the complex friendship between Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Without the persistent encouragement of his friend, Tolkien would never have completed The Lord of th... Full description

Main Author: Duriez, Colin.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Mahwah, N.J. : HiddenSpring, c2003.
Table of Contents:
  • The formative years (1892-1925)
  • Meeting of minds and imaginations : "Tolkien and I were talking of dragons..." (1926-1929)
  • A story-shaped world : "Mythopoeia" (1929-1931)
  • The thirties : the context of imaginative orthodoxy
  • The inklings begin : friendship shared? (1933-1939)
  • Two journeys there and back again : The pilgrim's regress and The Hobbit (1930-1937)
  • Space, time, and the "New Hobbit" (1936-1939)
  • World War II and after : Charles Williams comes to Oxford (1939-1949)
  • A professors's wardrobe and magic rings (1949-1954)
  • Surprised by Cambridge and disappointed by Joy (1954-1963)
  • A farewell to Shadowlands (1963-1973)
  • The gift of friendship : "who could have deserved it?"

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