The diary of C.S. Lewis from 1922-1927; a rare glimpse into the early life of one of Britain's greatest writers of the 20th century.
When C.S. Lewis was 23 years old and an Oxford undergraduate, he began a diary. At the time he was living with the new 'family' he had acquired; Mrs Moore and her daughter, Maureen. Mrs Moore was the mother of Lewis's room-mate, Paddy. When they were called up the two young men had apparently promised to care for each other's parents should one of them fall in battle. Paddy had been killed and Lewis began an intimate involvement with the Moores which was to continue until Mrs Moore's death in 1951.
In his diary Lewis tells of his diligent work to achieve First Class degrees in Classic and English and his search for an academic position. At this stage Lewis was an atheist and expresses his objections to faith.
All My Road Before Me provides a fascinating insight 'inside the skin' of the brilliant, young academic with a complicated, and often tiresome, domestic situation. The hum-drum details of daily life are interspersed with startling observations and reflections, and many personal revelations of Lewis's thought-life and relationships.
- Publication Date:
- 10 / 02 / 2000