Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2005
CD ISBN 0060831251 $39.95 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 0060894539 $27.97
C.S. Lewis fans know about his selfless love for Joy Davidman and its tragic end, but what of Janie King Moore, who was a part of his life until her death in 1951? Alan Jacobs has a tendency to sound too gossipy as he speculates about their relationship in this biography, which surveys the life of a quiet, private man. While Jacobs's speculation at times surprises, it ultimately serves to build up Lewis as the dutiful, lonely bachelor who was portrayed after his death as an unlikely romantic figure in SHADOWLANDS. This account is interesting, although it should be noted that Lewis avoided biographers during his lifetime. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]
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