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First published in 1931, "The Place of the Lion" is a fantasy novel by British writer Charles W. S. Williams. A small English town is plunged into chaos when platonic archetypes start to appear near it, bringing out the spiritual strengths and flaws of all those who live there. The focus of their manifestations seems to be the house of Mr Berringer, the leader of the group who falls into a deep coma after coming into contact with a mysterious lion. Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886 - 1945) was a British theologian, novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic. He was also a member of the "The Inklings", a literary discussion group connected to the University of Oxford, England. They were exclusively literary enthusiasts who championed the merit of narrative in fiction and concentrated on writing fantasy. He was given an scholarship to University College London, but was forced to leave in 1904 because he couldn't afford the tuition fees. Other notable works by this author include: "The Greater Trumps" (1932), "War in Heaven" (1930), and "The Place of the Lion" (1931). This volume is highly recommended for lovers of fantasy fiction, and it would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Regent College Publishing
February 14, 2003
5.28 X 7.96 X 0.62 inches | 0.61 pounds
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About the Author
(1886-1945) An intense, imaginative, magnetic person, Charles Williams was a member of the Inklings, the group ofcreative Oxford Christians of the 1930s and 1940s thatincluded C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though heexcelled in many literary genres, Williams is bestremembered for his poetry and his originalfiction--contemporary religious novels filled withsuspense, mystery, and supernatural conflict.