|Title:||Preface to Essays presented to Charles Williams|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
The preface to the book "Essays Presented to Charles Williams", which was to be given to him on his retirement from Oxford in 1945. However, Williams died that same year so he never saw the book. The book includes six essays by authors some of which are not in the public domain. Thus only the preface to the book is presented here. "On Stories", an essay by Lewis that was included in the book is available on Faded Page. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)
Clive Staples or C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British literary scholar and novelist. He was a fellow of Magdalen College, a prestigious College at Oxford University. His strong religious background influenced such books as "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters". He is better known for his adult science fiction trilogy: "Out of a Silent Planet", "Perelandra", and "That Hideous Strength". This series is heavily influenced by Christian thinking and was inspired by his friendship and association with fellow writers J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Williams. But perhaps his best known stories belong to a series of children's books known as the Chronicles of Narnia which begins with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". The series is peppered with Christian allegory and ethics and rates among the most important writing for children in the 20th century. (Oxford Companion to English Literature, Chambers Biographical Dictionary)
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