Lewis Chronological Bibliography
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A Complete, Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of C. S. Lewis
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Version 8, Aug 27, 2016
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Prepared by Jeff Wofford (http://www.jeffwofford.com)
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This work is submitted to the public domain, but please notify me (lewis@jeffwofford.com) of any corrections or improvements so that I may centralize and disseminate them.
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I have prepared this bibliography in order to serve my own quest of reading all of Lewis's writings in chronological order. If you are on this or another, similar quest, you may also find it useful.
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My method is to read Lewis's published letters in order. When I reach the date of an article or book I lay the letters aside, read the work, then return to the letters. This seems the best strategy to follow the progress of his life and thought.
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The "Works" sheet lists all of his published works in chronological order along with a wealth of metadata. It's thorough, but a bit unwieldy as a reading log. The "Printable Log" sheet offers a convenient way to have a bedside list of Lewis's works with the essentials needed to track what you've read, what to read next, and in which book to find it.
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In the printable log, the leftmost three columns are for individual use. Mark whether you own (or have access to) a work with an X in the Owned column. Note the dates when you begin and finish reading a work.
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Works are ordered roughly by date of publication or, in the case of a lecture, the date he delivered it. Quite a few of his works were discovered and published posthumously, and in these cases the suspected date of writing is indicated. Some of the dates are highly uncertain and speculative (e.g. "Tasso", which the editor guesses was "written sometime in the 40s."). For many works the year but not the month or day are known. In that case I mark Jan 1 as the publication date. If the month but not the day is known, the first day of that month is indicated. If you know of a better way to indicate uncertainty and range within dates, or to distinguish publication dates from writing dates, without adding undue complexity to the spreadsheet, please let me know.
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The "Original Publication" column is intended to list the original bibliographic data for the publication, but a combination of ignorance and laziness on my part have left it an inconsistent dumping ground for partial information. Excel (along with the more portable CSV format) offers poor support for italicization, so book names are left un-italicized.
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Most of Lewis's articles and some of his books have been collected in at least one other book. The "Collected In" column records which.
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ECOSP – Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces
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SLE – Selected Literary Essays
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SMRL – Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
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GITD – God in the Dock
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WLNOE – The World's Last Night and Other Essays
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CR – Christian Reflections
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TAFAP – They Asked for a Paper
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OOW - Of Other Worlds
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OTAOW - Of This and Other Worlds
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PC - Present Concerns
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I&I - Image and Imagination
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You'll notice that ECOSP is the most essential collection, with SMRL or SLE coming a distant second.

I was (I admit, with a touch of something like survivor's guilt) one of the happy few to have bought ECOSP when it was only $50. Now (2016) it's $180 through Amazon (US). Interestingly, an audio version, narrated by Ralph Cosham, is available through Audible for a mere $35; whether it is complete, and whether this material lends itself to passive listening, can best be attested by someone who has tried it. There is also, evidently, a two-volume paperback edition published by HarperCollins that may prove cheaper than the single-volume hardback. It is complete except for "Screwtape Proposes a Toast." The ISBN-13s of the two volumes are 9780007136544 and 9780007136537.

I have not yet found the optimally small/cheap set of collections necessary and sufficient to own all of his essays, and the recent Image and Imagination further complicates this calculation. If you discover an optimum, please share your solution.
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The "Title" column lists the title as listed in the most prominent collection (often ECOSP), but many writings have alternative titles under which they appeared originally or in other collections. These are listed under "Alternative Titles."
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"Notes" lists miscellaneous historical information, links to online copies of a work, or mere comments to myself as I gathered this information. If you have other information that might be interesting or useful, please send it my way.
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Heartfelt thanks is due to Rachel Simmons, an otherwise anonymous Amazon reviewer (https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AVELCWFSK9R2G/ref=cm_cr_rdp_pdp) whose reviews of Lewis's works often include carefully-prepared lists of contents. These were of tremendous help to me in preparing this bibliography.
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I hope you find this bibliography useful. Please, if you find any corrections, additions, or improvements, please let me know so that I may incorporate and redistribute them.
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Switch to the "Works" sheet now to view the bibliography.
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Rev 2, Dec 2013. Corrected date of "Hamlet…" lecture. Deleted duplicate entry for "Screwtape proposes a toast."
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Rev 3, Feb 12, 2014. Various minor date corrections throughout. Removed duplicate reference to Psychoanalysis and Literary Criticism. Added the collection Present Concerns.
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Rev 4, Jun 18, 2014. Integrated corrections from Joshua Matlock. Identified Is Progress Possible and Willing Slaves of the Welfare State. Removed "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" from ECOSP listing. Introduction from Layamon's Brut now listed in I&I. Clarified that Letters to American Lady are collected in Collected Letters 3.
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Rev 5, Feb 3, 2015. Moved to Google Sheets. Minor editing of introduction.
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Rev 6, Mar 29, 2016. Added information about the two-part C. S. Lewis Essay Collection by Harper Collins. Added more precise publication data for Rehabilitations. Thanks to Dan Hamilton for this information.
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Rev 7, Mar 31, 2016. Further thanks to Dan Hamilton. Distinguished Of Other Worlds and Of This and Other Worlds. Corrected publication date and original title of Transposition and Other Addresses. Added online link to "Unreal Estates".
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Rev 8, Aug 27, 2016. Very minor corrections throughout.
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