Last Update on Proofreading

July 20, 2021

This is the last installment of my lengthy proofreading of the entire chronology. I made a few changes, most of them fairly unimportant. For example, I noted that Kathy Kristy, a child who wrote to Lewis, is the future Mrs. Timothy Keller, I added some historical information from Michael Ward’s 2021 book on The Abolition of Man, I fixed a few typos such as italicizing all references to Warren's boat the Bosphorus, I explained elevenses in every place it is used as coffee usually drunk at 11 a.m., I added some additional information about people, places, and phrases (such as indicating that Teddy Hall is the nickname for St. Edmund Hall), I removed many of the annoying participles at the end of sentences (a feature of my poor writing--some of them remain), and I added an occasional missing word, mostly articles or prepositions. This latest proofreading job is now complete. One other note--I am convinced that many people, especially Lewis scholars, use this chronology without giving credit to the place they found a certain piece of information. That is regrettable. Please give credit so that others can learn about this resource.


Second-last Update and Proofreading

June 24, 2021

With this edition, I have read through 1200 pages. The next update will be the result of the last proofreading. I have fixed some minor typos, I made some additions to the summary of some years (other summaries at the start of each year could probably be improved, so let me know if you have a suggestion), and I made a correction on a date (also very minor). Like the last update, this update benefits from Arend Smilde's collection of unpublished letters of Lewis and the various reviews of Lewi...

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1100 Pages Proofread

May 1, 2021
Once again, another one hundred pages have been proofread with minor improvements, corrections of typographical errors, additional footnotes, etc. Notice that the number of sources now exceeds two hundred. As always, if you see an error or can make a suggestion for improvement, please let me know.
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1000 Proofread

March 26, 2021
The chronology has now been proofread through page one thousand. I upload this version again in Microsoft Word. While there are a few minor corrections and additions, the main addition is some insight on the Anscombe-Lewis debate in a forthcoming article by Jim Stockton and Benjamin J. B. Lipscomb. I have been privileged to read a pre-publication copy of the article and have incorporated a few tidbits from their article. Thankns to Jim Stockton for letting me read the article.
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900 Pages Proofread

February 4, 2021
I just completed proofreading the next one hundred pages, now 900 in total. I am uploading the file in Microsoft Word, since pdf files can more easily be converted into Word documents these days with all of the formatting retained. Please let me know if you like this version, or if you prefer a pdf.

This posting contains mostly minor improvements in the prose, but it also includes information from Arend Smilde's latest iteration of letters by C. S. Lewis that have not been published in Walter ...
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800 Pages Proofread

November 28, 2020

In this version of "Chronologically Lewis," I have now proofread 800 pages. The material is getting more interesting (and also easier and faster for me as a result), since I am now reading in the mid-1940s, a much more productive period in Lewis's life than previous decades. I have changed the date of the first meeting of the Inklings, based on an article in the Journal of Inklings Studies by Don W. King, and I have corrected a handful of typographical errors. A few more changes were made to ...

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700 Pages

November 5, 2020

As of this update, another one hundred pages have been proofread, now totalling the first 700 pages. Many improvements (I thought it was perfect?!). I include here information about the Gollancz 1963 reprint of Phantastes and Lilith, which used Jack’s Preface. I added more about Lewis's Laval University doctorate. I incorporated an occasional improvement of the prose and a clarification of the narrative. For example, there is a bit more information on artist William Orpen. Vera Henry is now...

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600 Pages, Some Significant Items

August 30, 2020
This update includes some significant changes in addition to the usual correction here and there, improvement of the prose to make it more readable, the elimination of one redundancy, and the like. It includes correspondence between Lewis and Durham University over his Riddell Lectures in 1943, the lectures that later formed The Abolition of Man. W. R. Niblett, Acting Registrar of Durham University, was Lewis's primary contact. This update also includes some correspondence between Lewis and G...
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500 Pages Proofread

August 5, 2020
More of the same. Nothing remarkable. A little note about the Austin Seven, an economy car produced in the UK in the 1920s and 1930s. A few additional footnotes to clarify things. Dividing long sentences into shorter ones. Cleaning up some of the awkward phrasing.
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400 Pages Proofread

July 6, 2020

This installment, including another 100 pages of proofreading, gives the origin of the term “Thessaly,” which Lewis used (and may have invented). I have highlighted it in the Spotlight, which changes from time to time. I'm pleased to have discovered that with lots of help from Dr. Robin Darwall-Smith. There are also some corrections and clarifications, some improvements in the writing and elimination of some redundancies and excessive verbiage, and an occasional first name added here and ...

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This is the latest Lewis chronology in Word format:

Chronologically Lewis October 23 2021.docx Chronologically Lewis October 23 2021.docx
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All Spotlights.pdf All Spotlights.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 528 in number) in the location where they were first published or delivered (if spoken) as far as I am able to determine. Corrections are welcome. This version, slightly revised and added on May 13, 2020, includes a corrected date for "Transposition" on June 9, 1946.

TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf TheCompleteWorksofCSLewis.pdf
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This file describes what is happening in Oxford, Cambridge, the UK, and Europe at the time that Lewis writes his various poems, essays, and books, dividing the life and writings of Lewis by academic topic, i.e. English, Philosophy, History, etc. 

Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf Intellectual History of Oxford and Cambridge.pdf
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