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The Narnian - The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Alan Jacobs

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audio book attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. One of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day, Lewis was also an Oxford don and a scholar of medieval literature who loved to debate philosophy at his local pub. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains unanswered. How did a bachelor professor, nearly fifty, and living in a wholly adult world, turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of C. S. Lewis. From his childhood days in Ireland to his horrific experiences in the trenches of the First World War, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkein (and other members of the "Inklings") and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The story of a profound mind and extraordinary imagination, The Narnian is a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see.

The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audio book attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. One of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day, Lewis was also an Oxford don and a scholar of medieval literature who loved to debate philosophy at his local pub. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains unanswered. How did a bachelor professor, nearly fifty, and living in a wholly adult world, turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of C. S. Lewis. From his childhood days in Ireland to his horrific experiences in the trenches of the First World War, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkein (and other members of the "Inklings") and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The story of a profound mind and extraordinary imagination, The Narnian is a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see.
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The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Yet who was the man who created this world? This audio book attempts to unearth the making of the first Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. One of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day, Lewis was also an Oxford don and a scholar of medieval literature who loved to debate philosophy at his local pub. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains unanswered. How did a bachelor professor, nearly fifty, and living in a wholly adult world, turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of C. S. Lewis. From his childhood days in Ireland to his horrific experiences in the trenches of the First World War, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkein (and other members of the "Inklings") and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The story of a profound mind and extraordinary imagination, The Narnian is a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:11


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

15:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:26