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The Inklings: C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends Paperback – March 3, 1997
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The group consisted of a rather small membership, but the ideas and input that the men gave to each other in regards to their writing probably turned out to be invaluable by the time their works were ready for publication. It was to the Inklings that Lewis first read his "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe", and Tolkien his "Lord of the Rings" which the group simply called "The Hobbit Book".
This has been the best biography I've found on this group of writers, and indeed carries more detail about C.S. Lewis than many biographies dedicated solely to him have. The same is true with Tolkien and Williams. Even if you're simply a curious fan, wanting to know a little bit more about the men who created some of the 20th century's finest literature, this book still delivers.
Carpenter's book is very well written, well laid out and had me captivated from start to finish. This book was the worthy winner of the Somerset Maugham Award for Best Biography.
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The story of these three men: Lewis. Tolkien and Charles Williams, as well as Owen Barfield, Neville Coghill, Warren Lewis and others, is told in a well-researchec, lively and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Laura H. Diviney
I met Humphrey Carpenter in Oxford and wanted very much to read his book on The Inklings. Thank you for finding a copy for me!
There wasn't as much about the actual meetings of The Inklings as I was expecting.Published 9 months ago by Lisa Richards
Love this book, and so hard to find! I was thrilled to see it here. It is wonderful to read the stories about these fascinating men and their everyday lives.Published on June 24, 2014 by C. Kloppenburg
This is a fascinating look at a group of British men who just happened to be extraordinarily talented and literate authors. Read morePublished on May 14, 2014 by Mary L McKenna
This is an excellent biography of the men known as The Inklings. It is well-written and engrossing, and you will come away feeling that you know these men individually. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by kip
Humphrey Carpenter's book on The Inklings is an excellent read if you are fans of these famous authors. Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Kanaka