The Definitive Guide to

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto Classics)

Written by C. S. Lewis
Goodreads Rating - 4.3 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of Nov 29
$18.95
Retail Price
$16.11
Bookshop
$17.05
used $12.53
Amazon
Jan 1, 1964
Publication Date
244
Pages
16-100
Target Age

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the ‘image’ discarded by later years as ‘the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe’. This, Lewis’s last book, has been hailed as ‘the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind’.

What Kind of Book is The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto Classics)

Book Lists That Include The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto Classics)

Book Topics › medieval times
Children's Books About Medieval Times
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto Classics)

author
C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis was a British writer, who authored more than 30 books during his prolific career, both fiction (most famously The Chronicles of Narnia) and non-fiction (including such classics as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters). A professor at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Lewis was a contemporary with J.R.R. Tolkein, with whom he was also close friends—both were members of a group called the Inklings. Later in life, Lewis married Joy Davidman and gained two stepsons—Douglas and David Gresham. Lewis died at the age of 64 from kidney failure.

View Author

Discover All the Books in the Canto Classics Series

The Series

View All

More Books by C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list
C. S. Lewis
Chapter book
Add to list

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Canto Classics)

Book Details

ISBN:
9781107604704
Publication Date:
January 1, 1964
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1107604702

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 55%
More than halfway there—keep going!
Depth Score - 0%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.