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By Harry Lee Poe James Ray Veneman | Comments: ( 300 ) | Date: ( Feb 29, 2020 )

Oxford s fabled streets echo with the names of such key figures in English history as Edmund Halley, John Wycliffe, and John and Charles Wesley Of recent times are those of C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and the other members of the renowned literary circle to which they belonged, the Inklings What would it be like to walk this medieval city s narrow lanes in the compaOxford s fabled streets echo with the names of such key figures in English history as Edmund Halley, John Wycliffe, and John and Charles Wesley Of recent times are those of C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, and the other members of the renowned literary circle to which they belonged, the Inklings What would it be like to walk this medieval city s narrow lanes in the company of such giants of Christian literature, to visit Magdalen College, where Lewis and Tolkien read aloud their works in progress to their friends, or the Eagle and Child pub, the Inklings favorite gathering place The lavish photography of this book will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Inklings, matching their words to the places where these friends discussed and argued over theology, philosophy, ancient Norse myth, and Old Icelandic, while writing stories that were to become classics of the faith The Inklings of Oxford will deepen your knowledge of and appreciation for this unique set of personalities The book also features a helpful map section for taking walking tours of Oxford University and its environs.


  • Title: The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their Friends
  • Author: Harry Lee Poe James Ray Veneman
  • ISBN: 9780310285038
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their Friends

  • booklady

    If your fantasies lean in a literary direction—particularly along the lines of mid-twentieth century Christian dons debating in pubs—then I have just the book for you. My sister surprised me with The Inklings of Oxford for my birthday this year. Of course I couldn’t wait to accept the invitation, eager to travel back in time with this most famous literary circle, so dearly beloved by many. The photography is excellent and there are many fine photos throughout. It was fun taking a trip down [...]


  • Kenneth McIntosh

    The text was enjoyable, though nothing that you won't find in other works on these authors: the focus was on the Lewis household and (except for Tolkien) touched only briefly on the other inklings. I could learn as much about Charles Williams from a book jacket, for one example. However the pictures are incredible: artistic and profuse, documenting visually every inch of Oxford where the Inklings walked, lived, ate, drank or worshiped. The text accompanying the pictures is also superb, in fact I [...]


  • Pastoralmusings

    The Inklings of Oxford: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Their Friends (Paperback) by Harry Lee Poeastoreazon/pastomusin-2ISBN-10: 0310285038 ISBN-13: 978-0310285038It has been a while since I have read anything of C.S. Lewis'. I am, however, listening to an audio course that carries one through the life and works of C.S. Lewis. Lewis was a very interesting man, and his writings are the same. One can learn much by reading the writings of Lewis. It is for this reason that I'm glad to have been [...]


  • Rachel Murphy

    An absolutely beautifully-photographed book I bought for my mom (you know, one of those gifts that you're actually buying for yourself ;) and it is also a succinct little bio of the Inklings' aasociations with this beautiful city of Oxford ~ truly a city of Dreams for me, which I am dying to visit as soon as humanly possible. This book made the desire even more urgent! And at the end, there are a few Inklings walks mapped out for those who want to see the specific places related to Lewis, Tolkie [...]


  • Karen

    I enjoyed this book once I got into it. The photographs are extraordinary and learning more about the Inklings proved to be insightful. I would recommend this book to anyone who has loved Tolkien and Lewis' writings. Altogether a very enjoyable book.


  • Mary

    Loved this book. I didn't realize how many different writers came and went from the Inklings over the decades. I just read a biography of Jane Austen by David Cecil and would never have known he was an Inkling. Having just visited Oxford, I loved all the pictures, many very similar to photos I took myself last month. I especially liked reading about any interactions between Lewis and Tolkien and their discussions about the books they were writing (especially The Hobbit, The New Hobbit (LOTR befo [...]


  • Matthew

    A thoroughly enjoyable book, combining lots of wonderful photographs with a biography of all the Inklings. Recommended.


  • Lauren

    I enjoyed this book. It was informative and the pictures are beautiful.


  • Kevin

    I loved this book and if you are a fan of Lewis's or Tolkien you'll probably enjoy seeing Oxford too.


  • Scott

    This was a fast, fascinating, and fun read. I have never been across the pond, and so I appreciated the many, fine, color photographs throughout. Were I more blessed with discretionary cash, I think that particularly after reading this book I would jump the first plane and positively wallow in Oxford's environs for awhile. I would just have to make Blackwell's bookshop my forwarding address.I enjoyed the bird's-eye view of the Inklings as given by Poe. It was engrossing to read how time and circ [...]


  • Ye

    This book is heavily focused on C.S. Lewis than Tolkien and other Inklings. The photos remind me so much of my own visit to Oxford. I visited the Christ Church, Balliol and St. Magdalen, so lucky they were open to public that day. Being a big fan of both Lord Peter and Sir Humphrey, Bailey was definitely on my list of must-go-visit. Didn't have time to look up all the pubs of Inklings gathered on a day trip, but did stop by Lamb and Flag. A nice old gentleman at the Botanic Garden draw a map for [...]


  • Garrett Cash

    While this isn't the most detailed or informative Inklings book you can buy, it serves its own special purpose exceedingly well. The point of the book is allow readers (aimed at Americans, seems like), who don't know Oxford, England to really see the places associated with the Inklings while also reading a brief overview of their history. If you've never been to Oxford and have read works on the Inklings and wondered what Magdalen College or Merton College or the Kilns or the Eagle and Child loo [...]


  • Deborah

    This is not a dust-gathering coffee table book. It is exactly as Harry Lee Poe describes it in the opening lines of chapter one. "This book is not an ordinary book. It is both a picture book and a storybook. It tells all about a place and the friends who lived there."I bought this book and read it in one sitting. In 171 pages Poe invites you into the intimate friendships between C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the other Inklings. You meet not the stalwart historical figures but the men who come t [...]


  • Peter Holford

    I'm giving this book four stars because of the beautiful photographs and the walking tours included in the back of the book (which look good, although I haven't tried them yet). The text is ordinary - an unremarkable account which cannot replace the text of the classic title, 'The Inklings' by Humphrey Carpenter, which I have read (although a long time ago). The text was also disadvantaged in my estimation given that I was reading a new biography of Lewis at the same time (which I thought was ex [...]


  • J.Aleksandr Wootton

    This is a coffeetable book - half photos of Inklings-related sites in and around Oxford, half biographical, with a few maps in the back of suggested walking tours of Oxford for Inklings enthusiasts.Not bad, but the photo quality is just okay for a book that was published as recently as 2009, for a photographer as experienced as Veneman. Hardly "lavish" as the description claims.After the first chapter or so, the text is similarly uninspiring. Its title purports to be about the Inklings, but the [...]


  • Andy

    This "coffee table book" is beautiful. Plain and simple. Jim Veneman's photographs of Oxford and its environs are enchanting. The accompanying text by Harry Poe is a concise telling of the Inklings' story, from the group's beginning to its members' deaths. I have not read much about the Inklings, so most of the information was fresh for me. I imagine an Inklings aficionado might not be as impressed with the text, but the point of the book is to look at the photographs. This large-format picture [...]


  • Dwight Davis

    I had to read this for Dr. Poe's (the author of the book) class on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings. Both the writer and photographer teach at my college and I know (and am close friends with) most of the other photographers as well. Thought I would get my bias out of the way first. I thought this was a magnificent introduction to the Inklings. Not too scholarly, and perfect if you know nothing about this influential literary club. The photos are beautiful (and didn't help with my ov [...]


  • April

    I didn't read this book word-for-word (except for the first couple chapters) but I still really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures, reading the captions ("The great oak tree in the cloister quad of New College where Professor Moody turned Dracy Malfoy into a ferret"), and skimming the story of the Inklings. The book is part tour guide, part Inkling Biography, part beautiful-pictures-of-Oxford. This is a book I would be happy to buy for myself and revisit. A must read for any Lewis/Tolkien lo [...]


  • Kate

    This is essentially a travelog book, a sort-of pictorial history of the lives of Lewis and Tolkien (and friends) while at Oxford. The photographs are lovely, though the kindle version often separated the caption from the photo in odd ways. It might well be valuable to have while touring Oxford, but the biographical material does not seem to me to be 100% accurate (and I am only an amateur when it comes to Inkling biography). But it would make an interesting pictorial companion to any other biogr [...]


  • Karen Foster

    Not quite what I was expecting, but a quick read. I am kind of a little obsessed with Oxford as a gorgeous city to visit, as a college I wished I'd attended, and as the setting for films, tv shows and of course books that I love. and this definitely gave me my fix pictorially. But the text was a little lack luster for me. Lots of info, but no flair. Great as a travelogue, and possible a walking tour guide, but I was hoping for a little more magic in the text, to mirror the authors it discussed.


  • Melissa Moore

    Great book! I loved the pictures, as many have commented -- it really helps to "see" what Oxford is like, for someone like me who has never been. But I also loved the text -- getting a sense of the fluidity of the group which called themselves the Inklings, what they accomplished, where they ate, and how they edified one another. Makes me wish terribly for a like-minded group here in 21st century Jackson, TN.


  • Katy

    This is a beautiful book, the photos are wonderful.The second paragraph of the introduction gives a look into the book."Everyone needs a special place all their own, even if they do not own it. Everyone needs friends who are always there, even if they are not there with us. What makes a place special for a person does not depend upon the place, but upon the person. What makes a person special is not so much the person, but the people who think they are special: their friends."


  • Slboland Boland

    Just started this book. I really enjoyed the movie 'Shadowlands' about C.s. Lewis and his relationship with Joy (in this case, the american woman he came to love, not the feeling he often experienced). I am enjoying reading this book to get some background insight to his life and inspirations as well as the Inklings group. Fascinating.


  • Derrick

    Full of interesting tidbits, fascinating facts (that I did not know) and several maps for Oxford walking tours, this book allows one to feel a little closer to the writers (namely C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) who inspired them. I should also mention that if you like the writing you will love the photographs.


  • Danielle

    Beautiful photos that were so visually appealing. It made me feel like I was there in England!! I learned a lot about C.S. Lewis and Oxford that I did not know before either. Very readable and fast read.


  • Anne Marie Gazzolo

    Especially good if you are an admirer of C.S. Lewis, the main focus of the book. Loved the bonus at the end which gives you specific directions for a walking tour of Oxford and surrounds to see all the places associated with the Inklings.


  • Jen H.

    Good. Picked up some previously unknown tidbits. Pictures abound.


  • A

    Read this if you live in Oxford!!!!!!!!!! Great book about a beautiful group of friends who were unbelievably talented and gifted.


  • Bev

    A delightful book full of pictures and information about the Oxford circle that included C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien. Very interesting! Three and a half stars.


  • Michelle Datiles

    The most gorgeous coffee-table bookat's actually picked up & read. Oxford will always be a place of surprising glory.


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