Entry Point for Exploring the Essays and Short Fiction of C. S. Lewis


This is intended to be a locator page for Lewis Essays. The format is <short work name> # <comma delimited list of volume abbreviations> Note: Works beginning with "The" have been listed in alphabetical order using the second word.
CR= Christian Reflections, CSL= C. S. Lewis Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces, GITD= God In The Dock, GM= The Grand Miracle, OOW= Of Other Worlds, OTOW= Of This and Other Worlds, PC= Present Concerns, SLE= Selected Literary Essays, TAFAP= They Asked For A Paper, TDT= The Dark Tower, WLN= The World's Last Night, WOG= Weight of Glory

Addison # SLE
After Ten Years # CSL
After Priggery -- What? # CSL, PC
The Alliterative Metre # SLE
A Note on Jane Austen # SLE
Answers to Questions on Christianity # CSL, GITD, GM
The Anthropological Approach # SLE
A Panegyric for Dorothy L. Sayers # CSL, OTOW
A Reply to Professor Haldane # OOW, OTOW
A Slip of the Tongue # WOG
Before We Can Communicate # CSL, GITD,
Behind the Scenes # CSL, GITD,
Blimpophobia # CSL, PC
Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare # SLE
'Bulverism' # CSL, GITD,
Christian Apologetics # CSL, GITD, GM
Christian Reunion # CSL
Christianity and Culture # CSL, CR
Christianity and Literature # CSL, CR
Cross Examination # CSL, GITD, GM
Dangers of National Repentance # CSL, GITD, GM
The Dark Tower # CSL, TDT
Death of Words # CSL, OTOW
The Decline of Religion # CSL, GITD, GM
De Descriptione Temporum -- an Inaugural Lecture # SLE, TAFAP
De Futilitate # CSL, CR
Delinquents in the Snow # GITD,
Democratic Education # CSL, PC
Different Tastes in Literature # CSL, OTOW
Dogma and the Universe # CSL, GITD, GM
Donne and Love Poetry in the Seventeenth Century # SLE
Dream # CSL, PC
The Efficacy of Prayer # WLN,
Empty Universe # CSL, PC
Equality # CSL, PC
Evil and God # CSL, GITD,
Fern-seed and Elephants # CSL
The Fifteenth-Century Heroic Line # SLE
First and Second Things # CSL, GITD,
Forms of Things Unknown # CSL,
Four Letter Words # SLE
The Founding of the Oxford Socratic Club # CSL, GITD,
The Funeral of a Great Myth # CSL, CR
George Orwell # CSL, OTOW
God in the Dock # GITD, GM
Good Work and Good Works # CSL, WLN
The Grand Miracle # CSL, GITD, GM
Hamlet: The Prince or the Poem? # SLE, TAFAP
Hedonics # CSL, PC
Hero and Leander # SLE
High and Low Brows # CSL, SLE
Historicism # CSL, CR
The Hobbit # CSL, OTOW
'Horrid Red Things' # CSL, GITD, GM
The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment # CSL, GITD,
The Inner Ring # CSL, TAFAP, WOG
Interim Report # CSL, PC
Is English Doomed? # CSL, PC
Is History Bunk? # CSL, PC
Is Progress Possible? # GITD,
Is Theism Important? # CSL, GITD,
Is Theology Poetry? # CSL, TAFAP, WOG
It All Began With a Picture ... # CSL, OOW, OTOW
Kipling's World # SLE, TAFAP
The Language of Religion # CSL,CR
The Laws of Nature # CSL, GITD, GM
Learning in War-Time # CSL, WOG
Letters # CSL, GITD
The Literary Impact of the Authorized Version # SLE, TAFAP
Lilies That Fester # CSL, TAFAP, WLN
Man Born Blind # CSL
Man or Rabbit? # CSL, GITD, GM
Meditation in a Toolshed # CSL GITD,
Meditation on the Third Commandment # CSL, GITD,
Membership # CSL, WOG
Metre # SLE
Ministering Angels # CSL, OOW, TDT
Miracles # GITD, GM
'Miserable Offenders' # CSL, GITD,
Modern Man and his Categories of Thought # CSL, PC
Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism #CR
Modern Translations of the Bible # CSL, GITD, GM
Must Our Image of God Go? # CSL, GITD
My First School # CSL, PC
Myth Became Fact # GITD, GM
The Mythopoeic Gift of Rider Haggard # CSL, OTOW
The Necessity of Chivalry # CSL, PC
Novels of Charles Williams # CSL, OTOW
On Church Music # CSL, CR
On Criticism # CSL, OOW, OTOW
On Ethics # CSL, CR
On Forgiveness # CSL, WOG
On Juvenile Tastes # CSL, OOW, OTOW
On Living in an Atomic Age # CSL, PC
On Obstinacy In Belief # CSL, TAFAP, WLN,
On Science Fiction # CSL, OOW, OTOW
On Stories # CSL, OOW, OTOW, also in Essays Presented to Charles Williams
On the Reading of Old Books # CSL, GITD, GM
On the Transmission of Christianity # CSL, GITD,
On Three Ways of Writing for Children # CSL, OOW, OTOW
The Pains of Animals # CSL, GITD,
The Parhenon and the Optative # CSL, OTOW
Period Criticism # CSL, OTOW
Petitonary Prayer: A Problem Without an Answer # CSL, CR
The Poison of Subjectivism # CSL, CR
Priestesses in the Church? # CSL, GITD,
Private Bates # CSL, PC
Prudery and Philology # CSL, PC
The Psalms # CSL, CR
Psycho-analysis and Literary Criticism # SLE, TAFAP
Rejoinder to Dr. Pittenger # GITD,
Religion and Rocketry # CSL, WLN
Religion and Science # CSL, GITD, GM
Religion: Reality or Substitute? # CSL, CR
Religion without Dogma? # CSL, GITD, GM
Revival or Decay? # CSL, GITD,
Scraps # CSL, GITD, GM
Screwtape Proposes a Toast # CSL, WLN
The Seeing Eye # CSL, CR
The Sermon and the Lunch # CSL, GITD, GM
Sex in Literature # CSL, PC
Shelley, Dryden, and Mr Eliot # SLE
Shoddy Lands # CSL
Sir Walter Scott # SLE, TAFAP
Slip of the Tongue # CSL
Some Thoughts # CSL, GITD, GM
Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's To Be Said # CSL, OOW, OTOW
Talking with Bicycles # CSL, PC
Three Kinds of Men # CSL, PC
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings # CSL, OTOW
Transposition # CSL,TAFAP, WOG
Tribute to E. R. Eddison # CSL, OTOW
'The Trouble with "X" ...' # CSL, GITD, GM
Two Lectures # CSL, GITD,
Two Ways with the Self # CSL, GITD, GM
Unreal Estates # CSL, OOW, OTOW
Variation in Shakespeare and Others # SLE
The Vision of John Bunyan # SLE
Vivisection # CSL, GITD, GM
We have No 'Right to Happiness' # CSL, GITD,
The Weight of Glory # CSL, TAFAP, WOG
What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ? # CSL, GITD, GM
What Chaucer really did to Il Filostrato # SLE
What Christmas Means to Me # CSL, GITD, GM
Why I am Not a Pacifist # CSL, WOG
William Morris # SLE
Willing Slaves of the Welfare State # CSL
Work and Prayer # CSL, GITD, GM,
The World's Last Night # CSL, WLN,
Xmas and Christmas # CSL GITD,