Autograph Letter Signed, on 12mo lined note paper, Magdalen College, Oxford, Oct. 10, 1942. CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS, known as C. S. LEWIS.
CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS, known as C. S. LEWIS

1898-1963). Irish born British scholar and author. His works include “The Screwtape Letters (1942), and the seven story series, “The Chronicles of Narnia” (1950 – 56). Ranked eleventh on the list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945" by The Times in 2008.

Autograph Letter Signed, on 12mo lined note paper, Magdalen College, Oxford, Oct. 10, 1942

Written to Mr. Kirkby, Lewis explains that his R. A. F. commitments cause him to decline future invitations."...I shall then be in the last (and most hectic) week of term... and even in the vacation, I am so heavily committed to the R. A. F. that I can do little else. With much regret...." He signs, "C. S. Lewis."

Lewis' brief letter alludes to his tour of R.A.F. bases to give talks on Christianity, an outgrowth of his popular BBC broadcasts between 1941-1944. These broadcasts formed the basis for his book, "Mere Christianity." The BBC radio occurred in four series, beginning August 6, 1941 and ending April 4, 1944,and prior to the broadcasts, his work with the RAF began on April 9, 1941. The Screwtape Letters" (1942) first appeared in book form in February, of the year of this letter, 1942.

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