A Select Bibliography

of Works about

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963)


Lewis: Biography

By those who knew him

Owen Barfield. Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University  

   Press, 1989.

Roger L. Green & Walter Hooper. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. New York: Harcourt Brace 

   Jovanovich, 1974.

John Lawlor. C. S. Lewis: memories and Reflections. Dallas: Spence, 1998.

Warren Hamilton Lewis. Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton 

   Lewis / ed. Clyde Kilby & Marjorie Lamp Mead. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.

George Sayer. Jack: C. S. Lewis and His Times. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.


James T. Como (ed.) C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table, and Other Reminiscences. New

   York: Macmillan, 1979.

David Graham (ed.) We Remember C. S. Lewis: Essays & Memoirs. Nashville, TN:

   Broadman & Holman, 2001.

Carolyn Keefe (ed.) C. S. Lewis: Speaker and Teacher. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,


Stephen Schofield (ed.) In Search of C. S. Lewis. South Plainfield, NJ: Bridge, 1983.

By those who didn’t

William Griffin. Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life. San Francisco: Harper & Row,


Alan Jacobs. The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis.

   HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.

Justin Phillips. C. S. Lewis at the BBC. HarperCollins, 2002.

Michael White. C. S. Lewis: A Life. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.

A. N. Wilson. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. New York: Norton, 1990.

Marriage to Joy Davidman-Gresham

Lyle Dorsett. And God Came In. Wheaton, IL: Crossways Books, 1991.

Douglas H. Gresham. Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.

   New York: Macmillan, 1988.

Brian Sibley. C. S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands: the Story of His Life with Joy

   Davidman. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985.

Play & Motion Pictures

William Nicholson. Shadowlands. New York: Samuel French, 1989.
Shadowlands. [BBC] Directed by Norman Stone. Starring Joss Ackland & Claire  
    Bloom. 1985 (73 min.)
Shadowlands. [U.S.] Directed by Richard Attenborough. Starring Anthony
    Hopkins & Debra Winger. 1993 (133 min.)

Lewis: Reference Works

Joe R. Christopher & Joan K. Ostling. C. S. Lewis: An Annotated Checklist of Items

   About Him and His Works. Kent, Ohio:  Kent State University, 1974.

Colin Duriez. The C. S. Lewis Handbook. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Janine Goffar. The C. S. Lewis Index; A Comprehensive Guide to Lewis’s Writings and 

   Ideas  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1995.

Walter Hooper. C. S. Lewis: A Companion & Guide. San Francisco:

   HarperSanFrancisco, 1996. [A book by book analysis with a biography, chronology,

   bibliography and sections on key ideas, people & places]

Susan Lowenberg. C. S. Lewis: A Reference Guide 1972-1988. New York: G.K. Hall, 


Jeffrey D. Schultz & John G. West Jr. (eds.) The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia. 

   Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998. [Authoritative short entries by 43 Lewis scholars]

Lewis: General Studies

Lionel Adey. C. S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 


Michael D. Aeschliman. The Restitution of Man; C. S. Lewis and the Case Against 

   Scientism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998 [first issued 1983]

John Beversluis. C. S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion. Grand rapids, MI: 

   Eerdmans, 1985. [critique of Lewis’ apologetics]

Joe R. Christopher. C. S. Lewis. Boston: Twayne, 1987. (Twayne English Author Series ; 


Christopher Derrick. C. S. Lewis and the Church of Rome. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1981.

Evan K. Gibson. C. S. Lewis, Spinner of Tales: A Guide to His Fiction. Washington,

   D.C.: Christian University Press, 1980.

Mineko Honda. The Imaginative World of C. S. Lewis; A Way to Participate in Reality. 

   Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000.

   [Imagination as “Joy”. The Great Divorce. Till We Have Faces]

Thomas Howard. The Achievement of C. S. Lewis. Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw, 1980.

Clyde S. Kilby. The Christian World of C. S. lewis. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman’s 1964.

Wesley A. Kort. C. S. Lewis, Then and Now. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Peter Kreeft. C. S. Lewis for the Third Millenium; Six Essays on The Abolition of Man. 

   San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994.

Kathryn Lindskoog. Finding the Landlord: A Guidebook to C. S. Lewis’ Pilgrim’s

   Regress. Chicago: Cornerstone, 1995.

Kathryn Lindskoog. Light in the Shadow Lands; Projecting the Real C. S. Lewis.

   Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1994. [controversy over Walter Hooper]

Kathryn Linskoog. Sleuthing in C. S. Lewis: More Light in the Shadowlands. Macon,

   GA: Mercer University Press, 2001.

C. N. Manlove. C. S. Lewis: His Literary Achievement. New York: St. Martin’s, 1987.

Gilbert Meilaender. The Taste of the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S.

   Lewis. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.

Doris T. Myers. C. S. Lewis in Context. Kent, OH: Kent State University, 1994.

Doris T. Myers. Bareface: A Guide to C. S. Lewis’ Last Novel. Columbia: University of

   Missouri Press, 2004.

Joseph Pearce. C. S. Lewis and the Catholic Church. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.

Martha C. Sammons. A Far-Off Country: A Guide to C. S. Lewis’ Fantasy Fiction. 

   Lanham, NY: University Press of America, 2000.

Peter J. Schakel. Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis. Columbia: University of

   Missouri Press, 2002.

Chad Walsh. C. S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics. New York: Macmillan, 1949.

Chad Walsh. The Literary Legacy of C. S. Lewis. New York: Harcourt Brace

   Jovanovich, 1979.

Lewis: Collections of Essays

Margarita Carretero Gonzalez & Encarnacion Hidalgo Renorio (eds.) Behind the Veil of

   Familiarity: C. S. Lewis (1898-1998). Bern: Lang, 2001.

Bruce L. Edwards (ed.) The Taste of Pineapple: Essays on C. S. Lewis as Reader, Critic,

   and Imaginative Writer. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988.

Michael H. Macdonald & Andrew A. Tadie (eds.) G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis: The

   Riddle of Joy. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989.

Thomas L. Martin (ed.) Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker

   Book House, 2000.

David Mills (ed.) The Pilgrim’s Guide: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness. Grand

   Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.

Peter J. Schakel (ed.) The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C. S. Lewis. Kent

   State University Press, 1977. (reprint 1979 Baker Book House)

Peter J. Schakel & Charles A. Huttar (eds.). Word and Story in C. S. Lewis. Columbia: 

   University of Missouri Press, 1991.

Lewis: Ransom Bibliography

David Downing. Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis’ Ransom Trilogy.

   Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1992.

Jared Lobdell. The Scientification Novels of C. S. Lewis: Space and Time in the Ransom

   Stories. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2004.

Martha C. Sammons. A Guide Through C. S. Lewis' Space Trilogy. Worchester, Ill.:  

   Cornerstone Books, 1980.

Lewis: Narnia Bibliography
Gregory Bassham & Jerry L. Wallis (eds.) The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The
   Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview. Chicago: Open Court, 2005.
Kirk H. Beetz. Exploring C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Osprey, FL: Beacham,
Colin Duriez. A Field Guide to Narnia. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2004.
Paul F. Ford. Companion to Narnia. 4th ed. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.
   [Alphabetically arranged short entries on characters, places, themes & ideas]        
Walter Hooper. Past Watchful Dragons: The Narnian Chronicles of C. S. Lewis. New 
   York: Collier, 1979.
Kathryn Lindskoog. The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land: The Theology of C. S. 
   Lewis Expressed in His Fantasies for Children. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1973.
   [reissued, with additional materials as: Journey into Narnia (1998)]
Colin Manlove. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Patterning of a Fantastic World. New 
   York: Twayne, 1993.
Colin Manlove. “The Narnia Books (1950-1956)” in C. S. Lewis: His Literary
   Achievement. New York: St. Martin’s, 1987. (p. 120-186)
Martha Sammons. A Guide Through Narnia. Wheaton, IL: Shaw, 1979.
Peter J. Schakel. Reading with the Heart: The Way into Narnia. Grand Rapids, MI:
   Eerdmans, 1979.

Lewis: Motion Pictures

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [TV ; Animated] Directed by Bill Melendez.

   Screenplay by Melendez & David D. Connell. 1985 (95 min.)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [BBC] Directed by Marilyn Fox. Screenplay by

   Alan Seymour. 1988 (165 min.)

Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader [BBC] Directed by Alex Kirby.

   Screenplay by Alan Seymour. 1988 (165 min.)

The Silver Chair [BBC] Directed by Alex Kirby. Screenplay by Alan Seymour. 1988 

   (165 min.)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Directed by Andrew

   Adamson. Screenplay Adamson, Ann Peacock, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely,


The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. [forthcoming 2007] 


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