Rehabilitations And Other Essays C S Lewis

Rehabilitations and Other Essays

Lewis, C. S.

Fine. London: Oxford University Press, 1939. 21.5 cm, [viii; 2 leaves, (3) -197; i] Printed at the University by John Johnson, Printer to the University. Black cloth, gilt lettering on the spine, dust jacket with price of 7s. 6d. net. This copy was imported to the United States and sold at The Holiday Bookshop in New York City at 49 East 49th Street. Chapter headings: Shelley, Dryden, and Mr. Eliot, William Morris, The Ideas of an English School, Our English Sylabus, High and Low Brows, The Alliterative Meter, Bluspels and Flalansferes: a Semantic Nightmare, Variation in Shakespeare and Others, and Christianity and Literature. Spine of the dust jacket is darkened, worn slightly across the top, but still very good. The book is in fine condition.


Rehabilitations and Other Essays

Rehabilitations and Other Essays
AuthorC.S. Lewis
PublisherOxford University Press
FormatHardcover with dust jacket

Rehabilitations and Other Essays is a collection of essays by C.S. Lewis.

The essay "The Alliterative Metre" includes a mention of an unpublished text by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Professor Tolkien will soon, I hope, be ready to publish an alliterative poem". It remains unknown to which poem Lewis is referring, although suggestions have included "The Fall of Arthur", "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son", "The Lay of the Children of Húrin", or poems included in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.[1]

The essay also includes a poem (p. 122) about himself and Tolkien "in a Berkshire bar" where they meet a man claiming to have seen a dragon.[1][note 1] Tolkien commented on the poem in his letter 300.

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  1. ↑ The poem reads as:
    We were talking of dragons, Tolkien and I
    In a Berkshire bar. The big workman
    Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe
    All the evening, from his empty mug
    With gleaming eye glanced towards us;
    ‘I seen ’em myself’, he said fiercely.


  1. 1.01.1Jason Fisher, "Before Tolkien’s unexpected party, an unexpected reference" (dated 29 March 2010) at Lingwë - Musings of a Fish (blog) (accessed 15 May 2011)

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