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The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998

Stop and Shop Original Article

Books by Legacy readers
* C. S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor by Lionel Adey has just been released. (Eerdmans, 6″ by 9″ paperback, 312 pages, $22.00, 14.99.) This new literary study of Lewis traces his development as a voracious reader and writer of books. Among other things, Adey devotes a chapter to each kind of writing Lewis did. Lionel Adey is professor emerius and visiting scholar at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of C. S. Lewis’s Great War with Owen Barfield.

* The Restitution of Man: C. S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism by Michael Aeschliman has just been reissued with a new foreword and postscript. (Eerdmans, 6′ by 9″ paperback, 128 pages, $12.00, 8.99.)

* The Taste for the Other: The Social and Ethical Thought of C. S. Lewis by Gilbert Meilaender has just been reissued with a new preface. (Eerdmans, 6″ by 9″ paperback, 256 pages, $19.95, 10.99.)

Beloved Books

More than 10,000 people voted for the top 20 children’s books in a British poll in August 1997. The top three winners for voters over 16 were Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows, C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. The top three winners for all ages combined were Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Wind in the Willows, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, But among readers under 16 the top three favorites were all by Roald Dahl; in fact, he wrote 7 of their top 10 choices. And he wrote 8 of the top 20 choices by readers of all ages. What Dahl’s books have in common with Lewis’s is that they are fiercely moralistic fantasies,