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Collected Letters, Volume II

Posted by Joel Heck on Friday, March 29, 2013
This updated chronology includes all of the contents of Jack's letters, briefly summarized, from Volume II of Collected Letters. It covers the years 1931 through 1949. As in the previous versions, I have included a couple of letters previously not included (I somehow missed them the first time through) and a few events previously overlooked. A very few corrections to the chronology were made. This version also includes a date for the publication of The Four Loves, which I got from William O'Flaherty, and the date of Jack's conversion to theism, explained by both Alister McGrath and Andrew Lazo. The next step is to work through Volume I of Collected Letters, summarizing the contents of those letters also. That, of course, is the least valuable volume for the life and works of Lewis, but still valuable in itself.

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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis February 15 2018.pdf Chronologically Lewis February 15 2018.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 472 in number, one more than the previous version because of the addition of the brief "Undergraduate Criticism" from 1960) 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 March 18, 2017, includes works listed in the bibliography of Adam Barkman's C. S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life. It also includes the recently discovered (by Christopher Marsh) "A Christmas Sermon for Pagans."

The file below lists all of the works of C. S. Lewis, including individual poems, dated as precisely as possible either to the date of writing or the date of publication. This version, about 600 words longer than the previous version, includes insights from Charlie Starr's dating based on Lewis' handwriting.

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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