Surprised By Joy

by Lewis, C S

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity.

C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. Lewis begins with his childhood in Belfast, surveys his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, reflects on his experience in World War I, and ends at Oxford, where he became "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." As he recounts his lifelong search for joy, Lewis demonstrates its role in guiding him to find God. -C.S. Lewis Official Website.


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Geoffrey Blis published a First Printing, First UK Edition in London, 1955. The hardcover is bound by grey cloth boards with silver lettering and design on the spine. 


Harcourt Brace and Company published a First US Edition in New York, 1956.


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published a hardcover edition in 1995. 


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