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The Reading Life: The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Others' Eyes (Hardback)

By Lewis, C. S.

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How to Read provides guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. Engaging and enlightening, this well-rounded collection includes Lewis' reflections on science fiction, why children's literature is for readers of all ages, and why we should read two old books for... read full description below.

ISBN 9780008307110
Barcode 9780008307110
Release Date 1 November 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780008307110
ISBN-10 0008307113
Stock Release date is 1 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Release Date 1 November 2019
International Release Date 17 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lewis, C. S.
Category Christian theology
Personal Christian Testimony & Popular Inspirational Works
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 222mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Books and reading, Christian life
NBS Text Christian Theology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 1004657

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Description of this Book

How to Read provides guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. Engaging and enlightening, this well-rounded collection includes Lewis' reflections on science fiction, why children's literature is for readers of all ages, and why we should read two old books for every new one. C. S. Lewis continues to speak to readers thanks to not only his intellectual insights on Christianity but also his wondrous creative works and deep reflections on the literature that impacted his life. Beloved for his teaching novels like Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Chronicles of Narnia as well as his narrative books that explored theology and Christian life, Lewis was a long-time writer and lover of books of every kind. Cultivated from his many essays, articles, letters, as well as his classic works, How to Read is a collection of Lewis's writings that provides both guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. A lens into the thoughts of one of the greatest public intellectuals of our time, this collection reveals what Lewis himself loved so much about reading and what it means to learn through literature-all in one accessible volume.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `He has quite a unique power for making theology an attractive, exciting and fascinating quest.' Times Literary Supplement `I find I am constantly realising that I owe many of my most basic convictions about Christian faith to Lewis's imagination' Rowan Williams
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classic, The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies.

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