Letters to an American Lady

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 22, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters to an American woman he had never met but would maintain a correspondence with for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly in subject matter, Lewis s letters discuss topics as profound as the love of God and as frivolous as preferences in cats. Lewis himself clearly had no idea that these letters would ever see publication, but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings -- a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to another Christian through the day-to-day joys and sorrows of ordinary life.

Letters to an American Lady stands as a fascinating and moving testimony to the remarkable humanity and even more remarkable Christianity of C. S. Lewis.
 

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A window into Lewis' private thoughts

User Review  - anxhawkeye - Christianbook.com

C.S. Lewis' private correspondence is consistent with his books. This collection of responses sent to an American woman who initiated a correspondence with him shows his private thoughts and feelings ... Read full review

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User Review  - jclemence - LibraryThing

Letters to an American Lady is a compilation of letters C.S. Lewis wrote to a woman in the US named Mary, whom he never met face-to-face, over the last 13 years of his life (1950-1963). While most ... Read full review

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C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) taught English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and wrote more than thirty influential scholarly and popular books. Among his many famous works are Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, the Chronicles of Narnia volumes, Miracles, and Surprised by Joy.

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