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A severe mercy C. S. Lewis and a pagan love invaded by Christ, told by one of the lovers by Sheldon Vanauken

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • England


  • Vanauken, Sheldon,
  • Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963 -- Correspondence,
  • Anglicans -- United States -- Biography,
  • Anglicans -- England -- Biography,
  • Christian biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Sheldon Vanauken.
LC ClassificationsBX5995.V33 A35 1977b
The Physical Object
Pagination238 p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4286899M
ISBN 100340224398
LC Control Number78313730

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