Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Lewis List (By)

So, having now managed to get my Lewis books (by and about) together, not just on the same floor but in the same room, indeed the same bookcase, this seemed like a good time to take stock and see what I had and what I might be missing. I've broken the resulting list in two parts, by (i.e., works written by CSL himself) and about (books about Lewis and about his works). The first such list shd be reasonably complete, though with all the posthumous re-packaging of Lewis's religious essays I might have missed one or two there. Comments welcome.

Also, note that a few items that cd have been included on this list aren't because I have them shelved elsewhere: ESSAYS PRESENTED TO CHARLES WILLIAMS (ed. CSL, 1947) on the Tolkien shelf and ARTHURIAN TORSO (ed. CSL 1948) w. the Ch. Wms books. And of course now that I've identified the gaps I'll work to fill them in bit by bit; just yesterday I ordered a (print-on-demand, alas) copy of SPIRITS IN BONDAGE, which'll be nice to have. It shd also nudge me to reading some of the CSL books I've never gotten around to, like THE PILGRIM'S REGRESS (which I'm currently trying to read, without so far much success). Note that I've read some of the books I don't have (e.g., A GRIEF OBSERVED, LETTERS TO AN AMERICAN LADY), and that I've never read some of the books I have (e.g. the OHEL volume or the diaries).

Here's the first of those lists.


Lewis List (by)

"What Chaucer Really Did to Il Filostrato" [1934] in  Chaucer Criticism, Vol. II: Troilus and Criseyde and The Minor Poems, ed. Richard J. Schoeck [1961]
The Allegory of Love [1936]
            lack: Rehabilitations and other essays [1939]
            lack: The Personal Heresy w. E. M. W. Tillyard [1939]
A Preface to Paradise Lost [1942] hc
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, excluding drama [1954]
            (sans 'Chronological Table' and Bibli.)
Studies in Words [(1960); rev. ed. 1967]; two copies
An Experiment in Criticism [1961]
            lack: They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses [1962]
The Discarded Image [1964]
Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories, ed. Walter Hooper [1966]
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, ed. Walter Hooper [1966]
            lack: Spenser's Images of Life, completed by Alastair Fowler [1967]
            lack: Selected Literary Essays, ed. Walter Hooper [1969]
On Stories and other essays on literature, ed. Walter Hooper [1982]
            lack: Essay Collection and other short pieces, ed. Lesley Walmsley [2000]
C. S. Lewis's Lost Aeneid: Arms and the Exile, ed. A. T. Reyes [2011]

Boxon (w. Warnie Lewis?), ed. Walter Hooper, 1985
The Pilgrim's Regress [1933]. [two copies, one hc]
The Ransom Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and The Tortured Planet ("Specially abridged by the Author"). Avon paperbacks
Out of the Silent Planet [1938] hc
Perelandra [1943] hc
That Hideous Strength [1945]
The Great Divorce [1945]
The Chronicles of Narnia (pb boxed set):
            The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe [1950]
            Prince Caspian [1951]
            The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader' [1952]
            The Silver Chair [1953]
            The Horse and His Boy [1954]
            The Magician's Nephew [1955]
            The Last Battle [1956]
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold [1956]
The Dark Tower and other stories, ed. Walter Hooper [1977]
Light: C. S. Lewis's First and Final Short Story, ed. Charlie W. Starr [2012]

            lack: Spirits in Bondage (as 'Clive Hamilton') [1919]
Poems, ed. Walter Hooper [1964]
Narrative Poems, ed. Walter Hooper [1969]. includes Dymer [1926]

The Problem of Pain [1940]
The Screwtape Letters [1942]
Broadcast Talks (Right and Wrong: A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe + What Christians Believe) [1942] hc
Christian Behaviour [1943] hc
Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God [1944] hc
            collected as Mere Christianity [1952]
The Abolition of Man [1943]
Miracles [1947]
            lack: Transposition and other addresses [1949]
            (a.k.a. The Weight of Glory and other addresses)
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life [1956]
Reflections on the Psalms [1958]
The Four Loves [1960]
The World's Last Night and other essays [1960]
            lack: A Grief Observed, as 'N. W. Clerk' [1961]
            lack: They Asked for a Paper: Papers and Addresses [1962]
Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer [1964]
God in the Dock: essays on theology and ethics, ed. Walter Hooper [1970]

All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis 1922–1927, ed. Walter Hooper [1991]

Letters of C. S. Lewis, ed., w. a memoir, by W. H. Lewis [1966]
            lack: Letters to an American Lady, ed. Clyde S. Kilby [1967]
They Stand Together: The Letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves, ed. Walter Hooper [1979]
C. S. Lewis: Letters to Children, ed. Lyle W. Dorsett & Marjorie Lamp Mead [1985]
Letters: C. S. Lewis • Don Giovanni Calabria: A Study in Friendship , tr. & ed. Martin Moynihan [1988]
Letters of C. S. Lewis , rev. and enlarged edition, ed. Walter Hooper [1988]
The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, ed. Walter Hooper:
            Vol. I: Family Letters  1905–1931 [2000]
            Vol. II: Books, Broadcasts, and the War  1931–1949 [2004]
            Vol. III: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy  1950–1963 [2007]

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