Mark Twain and George MacDonald: The Salty and the Sweet

From The Mark Twain Journal, Volume 30, Number 2 (published August 1994) The unknown connection between two of C. S. Lewis’s favorite books, Sir Gibbie and Huckleberry Finn. THE CONNECTION between Mark Twain and George MacDonald evidently began in 1870, the year when 35-year-old Twain married the woman he adored, Olivia Langdon. The newlyweds were soon reading MacDonald’s latest novel, Read More ›

A Conversation with Walter Hooper

by John Mallon CRISIS, July-August 1994, pp. 35-38 From Lewis to Hooper to Rome “Walter Hooper was Lewis’s friend and personal secretary during the last months of Lewis’s life…. Hooper spoke with disarming modesty, genuine humility, and charm.” Excerpts and Summary Extracts Hooper said he thinks that C.S. Lewis would have become a Catholic if he had lived longer: “…what Read More ›

Ode to Joy’s Husband

by Randall F. West To be sung to the tune of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.” C. S. Lewis, we adore thee, archetypal Oxford don;Of the type in garments tweedy, you, sir, are the paragon.Though your countrymen may be puzzled,Wond’ring “What is his appeal?”With your pot of tea beside you, you embody something real. With your reticence endearing and your Read More ›

Light in the Shadowlands Replaces C. S. Lewis Hoax

In October 1994 Questar Publishers of Sisters, Oregon, is releasing a new book, Light in the Shadowlands: Protecting the Real C.S. Lewis. It incorporates The C.S. Lewis Hoax but is more than twice as long — with new features, vastly more information, and several surprises. It is softbound, to hold cost down to $10.99, and illustrated again by Patrick Wynne. Read More ›

Comic Book Screwtape, $10

“For some years now poor Walter Hooper (sic) has not been the person who decides what material under copyright control, owned by, or controlled by, the C.S. Lewis Estate, is to be published and what is not. I am employed by that estate to recommend on quality control and copyright infringement…. You may not like some of the decisions which Read More ›

“Most Substantial People” Lewis Fragment Discovered

Incredible as it seems, there is an important unfinished novel by C.S.Lewis still waiting to be read. For over twenty years this 5,333-word gem has been stored in the Wade Center with Warren Lewis’s other gifts intended for everyone who cares about Lewis. It combines Lewis’s masterful style and readability with his usual focus on truth and goodness. Ironically, one Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 From the Mailbag

I appreciate all you have done to disseminate and protect the gift of a writer who is, it seems to me, quite possibly the most influential Christian apologist of the last two centuries. Richard John Neuhaus, President, Religion and Public Life In school I had the book Major British Writers (Harcourt, 1954), a series under the general editorship of G.B. Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 Assorted Quotations

I never in my most sanguine moments dreamed that the invasion of Europe would go quite so well. September 6, 1944, C. S. Lewis’s letter to Sister Penelope I have appreciated the work of C. S. Lewis, particularly his essays. Mere Christianity was placed in my hands at a time when I don’t know what I would have done without Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 Stop and Shop

C. S. Lewis: Green & Hooper biography, fall 1994, Harcourt, $12.95softcover. Revised? Canadian C.S. Lewis Journal: now available from Editor Roger Stronstad, c/o Western Pentecostal Bible College. U.S. orders: send $10 to P.O. Box 70, Sumas, WA 98295. Canadian orders: send $12 to Box 1700, Abbotsford, B.C., V2S 7E7. British orders: send 5.00. The Door: serious Christian humor and satire Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994 Notes and Quotes

I’m not recommending foolhardiness or bravado. I don’t think that’s what [the four rescuers of Reginal Denny during the Los Angeles riots] were engaged in. I think they were engaged in moral action and moral choice. This strikes me as especially notable in a time when there is so little bravery available for generous purposes and so much bungee-jumping type Read More ›