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Re: C. S. Lewis books go for a bundle!

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  • Lynn Maudlin
    I visited Belfast in 1998 for the CSL centenary and was struck by the fact that he considered himself Irish & going back to (Northern) Ireland was going
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      I visited Belfast in 1998 for the CSL centenary and was struck by the fact that he considered himself Irish & going back to (Northern) Ireland was 'going home.' Ironically, he returned to Ireland more frequently than Joyce did...

      -- Lynn --


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, John D Rateliff <sacnoth@...> wrote:
      >
      > Saw this a few days ago and thought I'd share. If you click on the
      > following link
      >
      > http://www.abebooks.com/books/best-reading/literary-top-10-ten-lists.shtml?cm_mmc=nl-_-nl-_-cme_lists-_-link02
      >
      > and scroll down to the section of the "10 Most Expensive Irish-
      > Authored Books Ever Sold on AbeBooks.com"
      >
      > you'll see that CSL comes in at #3 (THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, $9097), #5
      > (OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET, $7950), and #10 (THE SILVER CHAIR, $5645)
      >
      > I found these results interesting because (1) it's a showing only
      > slightly outdone by James Joyce (generally reckoned the most important
      > writer of prose fiction in English of the last century), (2) it
      > classes Lewis as an Irish writer, whereas most treat him as English, &
      > (3) the price were far beyond what I'd expected. I knew collectable
      > Tolkien went for an arm and a leg, but when did Lewis's books get to
      > be so expensive?
      >
      > --John R.
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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