Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

By C. S. Lewis


This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth–century reader how to read and understand old books and manuscripts. Highlighting works by Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso, and Milton, Lewis provides a refreshing update to medieval and Renaissance criticism, and equips modern readers to understand these works in a new way.

Praises & Awards


New York Times

“Another side of Lewis’s witty, lucid intellect is revealed in this 1966 collection, now returned to print. Its 14 papers deal with Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso and Milton, and with such other topics as the medieval talent for reworking old books into something fresh and original.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

“A remarkable intellect turns to the work of Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso and Milton. The 14 essays provide insight into medieval life as well as medieval literature.”

Cahiers Elisabethians

“This collection of essays … is an invaluable addition to the library of anyone who, as Lewis did, not only reads, teaches and writes about medieval and Renaissance literature, but loves it.”

Product Details

ISBN: 9780062313720

ISBN10: 006231372X

Imprint: HarperOne

On Sale: 11/05/2013

List Price 6.81 USD

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