Saturday, September 23, 2017

C. S. Lewis' 1937 Review of The Hobbit

C. S. Lewis' 1937 Review of The Hobbit: “The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at play. A more important truth is that both belong to a very small class of books which have nothing in common save that each admits us to a world of its own—a world that seems to have been going on long before we stumbled into it but which, once found by the right reader, becomes indispensable to him. Its place is with Alice, Flatland, Phantastes, The Wind in the Willows.

1 comment:

Don Coffin said...

Not sure that writing a review of a book by your BFF is a good idea...but this actually seems about right.