On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

By C. S. Lewis

Overview
The theme of this collection is the excellence of Story, especially of the kind of story dear to C.S. Lewis - fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. Gathered here are nine essays that first appeared in "Of Other Worlds, " including "On Stories" and... View more
Binding Paperback
Pages 176 pages
Publisher HarperOne
Publication Date February 14, 2017
Language English
ISBN-13 9780062643605

Product Description

The theme of this collection is the excellence of Story, especially of the kind of story dear to C.S. Lewis - fantasy and science fiction, which he fostered in an age dominated by realistic fiction. Gathered here are nine essays that first appeared in "Of Other Worlds, " including "On Stories" and "On Three Ways of Writing for Children, " and eleven pieces not previously collected. Among the newcomers are reviews of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Rider Haggard, and George Orwell, a panegyric to Dorothy Sayers, and an essay. "The Death of Words, " which shows how common usage can distort and deprive language.

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