A C. S. Lewis Time Line. Introduction: The Child as Father of the Man. 1. The Life of C. S. Lewis. 2. The Genesis of Narnia. 3. The Spiritual Vision of the Narnia Chronicles. 4. Moral Psychology. 5. Classical and Medieval Elements. 6. What?s in a Narnian Name? 7. Lewis?s Literary Artistry. Appendix: Definitions, Allusions, and Textual Notes. Notes. Bibliography. Acknowledgments. The Author. Index.
David C. Downing is a leading C. S. Lewis expert, award-winning author, and professor of English at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His articles about Lewis have appeared in such publications as Christianity Today, Christianity and Literature, Books & Culture, Christian Scholars Review, and numerous other journals. His books include Planets in Peril, about the Space Trilogy; The Most Reluctant Convert, a biography of Lewis that was named one of the Top Ten Religion Books of the Year by the American Library Association; and Into the Region of Awe, a study of the mystical elements in Lewis's life and writings.
??in this volume, C.S.Lewis? biography is given concisely, yet thoroughly?before you go to the movies this winter to see the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, read this book?? (The Eternal Night, 13th December 2005). ??a masterful work that will appeal to both new and seasoned fans of Narnia, ?Into the Wardrobe? offers a journey beyond Narnia?s deceptively simple surface and into its richly textured and unexpected depths.? (www.eden.co.uk, 13th December 2005) ??fluent and mature?? (Church Times, 9th December 2005)