Sunday, June 28, 2009

10 Books A Day: #66

The Pilgrim's Regress...C. S. Lewis...Eerdmans

The Pilgrim's Regress...C. S. Lewis, ill. Michael Hague...Eerdmans

Spirits In Bondage...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt, Brace & Co.

Poems...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Narrative Poems...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace

Of Other Worlds: Essays And Stories...C. S. Lewis...A Harvest/HBJ Book

The Dark Tower And Other Stories...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Till We Have Faces...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Boxen: The Imaginary World Of The Young C. S. Lewis...ed. Walter Hooper...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia...C. S. Lewis & W. H. Lewis...HarperCollins

The Screwtape Letters...C. S. Lewis...Macmillan Co.

God In The Dock: Essays On Theology And Ethics...C. S. Lewis...Eerdmans

The Four Loves...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace & Co.

Letters To Malcolm: Chiefly On Prayer...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Present Concerns...C. S. Lewis...Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

The Inspirational Writings Of C. S. Lewis: Surprised By Joy/Reflections On The Psalms/The Four Loves/The Business Of Heaven...C. S. Lewis...Inspirational Press

The Pilgrim's Regress was the first book Lewis wrote after his reconversion. The paperback version has Lewis' own "mappa mundi" in it; the hardback features not only line illustrations and a cover painting by Michael Hague but a pictorial redrawing of the country through which the pilgrim John passes and then returns. Spirits In Bondage and Narrative Poems were produced before his reconversion, and Poems after; together these slim volumes comprise all of his published poetry. Between Of Other Worlds and The Dark Tower we have the meager collection of his short stories and some unpublished fragments, including his tale of the Trojan War and an adventure of his character Ransom between Out Of The Silent Planet and Perelandra.

The second edition of Boxen contains a few more stories and illustrations by Lewis and his brother; also credit is given to "Warnie" for his contributions to the childhood saga. The edition of The Screwtape Letters is an elderly one (1950, 18th Printing) and is the only place I've seen Lewis' own drawing of Screwtape reproduced. The omnibus volume is my only copy of Reflections on the Psalms.

Book Count: 844.

1 comment:

John said...

He had a very good line, didn't he? The seriff-y quality reminds me of Genie from Disney's Aladdin!