Rehabilitations and Other Essays.

"A Man is seldom moved to praise what he loves until it has been attacked": First edition of C.S. Lewis' Rehabilitations and Other Essays

Rehabilitations and Other Essays.



Item Number: 131228

London: Oxford University Press, 1939.

First edition of one of Lewis’ earliest and most substantial books of essays. Octavo, original cloth, top edge black. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.

Lewis states in his preface to the present volume: "A man is seldom moved to praise what he loves until it has been attacked. The first six essays in this book, which give it its title, were all in varying degrees provoked this way. The first two defend great romantic poets against popular hatred or neglect of Romanticism. The third and fourth defend the present course of English studies at Oxford against certain criticisms... The fifth is partly a defence of the many popular books which have, I believe, so greatly increased my power of enjoying more serious literature as well as 'real life'..." The collection includes essays on Shelley, Dryden, William Morris, Shakespeare, Christianity and literature.

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