Light on C. S. Lewis, edited by Jocelyn Gibb

Posted by Joel Heck on Thursday, May 6, 2010
I have now finished reading and incorporating insights from Light on C. S. Lewis, amounting to about 5,000 additional words, which is a very significant amount of additional information. The pdf file is now 290 pages and about 156,000 words in length. Most of the additions from Light on C. S. Lewis are dates on which articles, book reviews, books, and letters of Lewis were published, but a few insights were gained from reading the text, such as the month in which John Lawlor met Lewis. Often I can only determine the month or even just the year in which a particular event took place. The book contains reminiscences by Owen Barfield,  Austin Farrer, John Lawlor, Nevill Coghill, and others. The bibliography by Walter Hooper is the major resource for adding to the document "Chronologically Lewis."

I am doing much more footnoting these days so as to provide the source for much of this information, but those items not footnoted were probably drawn from the letters that Lewis wrote or the diaries of Jack or Warnie. That data can easily be recovered.

As I state elsewhere, this master file is the most accurate and complete of the files posted here. The files covering individual years will be updated some day, but for now I am only adding new data to the master file, "Chronologically Lewis." I hope that this resource serves as a useful tool for those doing research on Lewis. If you find any additional information or if you notice an error, please contact me with that information. My email address is on the home page of Thanks very much.

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This is the latest Lewis chronology:

Chronologically Lewis April 20 2019.pdf Chronologically Lewis April 20 2019.pdf
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The file that appears below lists all works of C. S. Lewis in chronological order (now 488 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."

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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