C.S. Lewis Project


C.S. Lewis is one of my favourite authors.  I started re-reading his Chronicles of Narnia series with The Dead Writer’s Society on Goodreads and decided to make his works an on-going project. Not only is Lewis brilliant, but he is adept at communicating complex ideas and concepts in a way that is easily accessible to your average layperson …….. like me!  While he has definite opinions, which he supports using common sense and reason, he also is very gracious towards the people and groups with whom he disagrees.  The depth and variety of his subjects mean that each read through his books exposes layer upon layer of valuable insights that have just as much relevance today as when he wrote them.

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian, The Return to Narnia
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle

The Lion Hunt

The Lion Hunt (1859) Eugene Delacroix
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The Space Trilogy

Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength



Theological Works

The Pilgrim’s Regress
The Allegory of Love
The Problem of Pain
The Weight of Glory
The Screwtape Letters
The Abolition of Man
The Great Divorce
Mere Christianity
Surprised by Joy
Till We Have Faces
Reflections on the Psalms
The World’s Last Night
The Four Loves
A Grief Observed
Letters to Malcolm on Prayer
Of Other Worlds
Letters to An American Lady


The Old Book

The Old Book (1908-16) William Merritt Chase
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A Preface to Paradise Lost
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
The Discarded Image
Spenser’s Images of Life


The Magdalene Reading

The Magdalene Reading (1445) Rogier van der Weyden
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Essays (adding as I read):

God In the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics

Different Tastes in Literature

Dante’s Similes

A Panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers

Hamlet, the Prince or the Poem?

On Reading ‘The Faerie Queene’


Poetry (adding as I read):

Narnian Suite

I know there are some more minor works and I’ll fill them in as I go.  Readers, please let me know if I’ve forgotten anything important.