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'The  Inklings'  of  Oxford

              coat of arms of the City of Oxford in Britain, incorp. 1542 - 'Fortis Ast Veritas'

British author J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973]         British author Roger Lancelyn Green [1918-87]         British author C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]         British publisher Charles Williams [1886-1945]

Information on the several British literary figures who met together from 1933 to 1963 at Oxford in England
and called themselves 'The Inklings'

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The Inklings of Oxford [1931-63]
The Inklings were a loose literary discussion society based at Magdalen College in Oxford, U.K. The group restarted in 1933 under leadership of C.S. Lewis; his tenure ended in late 1949; regular meetings 'during term' were on Thursday evenings at Lewis's or Tolkien's rooms and often on Tuesday midday at the Eagle and Child public house; after 1949, meetings were Thursday evenings at the Lamb and Flag across the street; regular meetings ended in 1963. Prominent and regular members included solicitor Owen Barfield, J.A.W. Bennett, Lord David Cecil, Nevill Coghill, Hugo Dyson, Adam Fox, Roger Lancelyn Green, Dr. Robert Havard, C.S. Lewis, his brother Warren Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, his son Christopher Tolkien, and publisher Charles Williams; sometimes attendees included John David Arnett, Sir Percy Bates, James Dundas-Grant, Jon Fromke, Colin Hardie, Gervase Mathew, R.B. McCallum, C.E. Stevens, John Wain, and Charles Leslie Wrenn. (Some accounts suggest that G.K. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers were members, but neither actually attended any Inklings meetings.)

'The Inklings' entry at Wikipedia
Inklings Dept. at the Mythopoeic Society [est. 1971]
The Eagle & Child Public House [est. 1650] in Oxford, England
Lamb and Flag Inn & Public House [est. circa 1695] in Oxford, England

Books & films specifically naming Lewis and Tolkien are included here, with duplication on
Spirit of America Bookstore's J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973] Page and on Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore's C.S. Lewis [1898-1963] Pages.

The Inklings and Their Friends book by Humphrey Carpenter  "The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends" [1978] by Humphrey Carpenter
HarperCollins 7¾x5¼ pb [1/2006] out of print/used
Ballantine Books mass pb [11/81] out of print/used
Ballantine Books mass pb [10/78] out of print/used
HarperCollins 9x6 hardcover [10/78] out of print/used
The Inklings Handbook book by Colin Duriez & David Porter  "The Inklings Handbook: The Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Their Friends" [2001] by Colin Duriez & David Porter
Azure pb [9/2001] out of print/used
Chalice Press 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2001] out of print/used
Tolkien C.S. Lewis Friendship book by Colin Duriez  "Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship" [2003]
by Colin Duriez

Kindle Edition from Paulist Press [2003 edition] for $10.99
Paulist Press 9x6 pb [10/2003] for $12.94
Mere Humanity - Chesterton, Lewis & Tolkien book by Donald T. Williams  
"Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien On The Human Condition" [2006] by Donald T. Williams
Kindle Edition from B&H Publng Group [2006 edition] for $7.99
B&H Books 8¼x5¼ pb [2/2006] for $12.14

"Myth and Magic: Art According To The Inklings" [Walking Tree Publrs, 2007]
edited by Eduardo Segura & Thomas Honegger ISBN 978-3-905703-08-5

C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Writers in Community book by Diana Glyer  "The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien As Writers In Community" [2007] by Diana Pavlac Glyer
Kent State Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [10/2008] for $24.00
Kent State Univ Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [3/2007] out of print/used
Inklings of Oxford book by Harry Lee Poe & James Ray Veneman  "The Inklings of Oxford: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Their Friends" [2009]
by Harry Lee Poe, Photographs by James Ray Veneman

Kindle Edition from Zondervan/HarperCollins [8/2009] for $6.99
Zondervan 11&frac`14x8½ pb [6/2009] out of print/many used

"The Magical World of The Inklings" [Skylight, Oct 2010] by Gareth Knight, Foreword by Owen Barfield

"Thinking With The Inklings" [2010] by Henry Karlson ISBN 1-4505-4130-5


Looking For The King novel by David C. Downing   "Looking For The King: An Inklings Novel" [2010] by David C. Downing
A young American doctoral candidate visits Oxford, England in 1940 to research Arthurian legends and meets a fellow American staying with her aunt; they discover evidence that the fabled Spear of Destiny, the lance that pierced the side of Christ on the cross, is hidden somewhere in England. While aided by members of the Inklings literary society (including C.S. Lewis & J.R R. Tolkien), the American pair are soon shadowed by powerful and secretive foes who seek the spear for their own evil purposes.
Kindle Edition from Ignatius Press [10/2010] for $10.93
Ignatius Press pb [2/2013] for $11.51
Ignatius Press 8x5½ hardcover [10/2010] out of print/used
LOTR Catholic Worldview TV show  
"Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings: A Catholic Worldview" [indep TV April 2011]
hour-long docufilm produced by E.W.T.N. in Alabama • Directed by Steve Beaumont; hosted by Joseph Pearce; starring Allen Marsh {as C.S. Lewis} & Kevin O'Brien {as J.R.R. Tolkien}
E.W.T.N. color DVD [undated] for $21.95 + s/h via Amazon third party
bare credits at IMDb
C.S. Lewis / Inklings / Hidden Truth book edited by Salwa Khoddam & Mark R. Hall  "C.S. Lewis and The Inklings: Discovering Hidden Truth" [2012]
Edited by Salwa Khoddam & Mark R. Hall, with Jason Fisher

The Inklings literary society of Oxford included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien,
Owen Barfield, and George MacDonald

Cambridge Scholars Publng 8¼x6 hardcover [10/2012] out of print/used
The Road to Virtue with Tolkien & Lewis book by Louis Markos  "On The Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road To Virtue With Tolkien and Lewis"
[2012] by Louis Markos, Foreword by Peter Kreeft

Kindle Edition from Moody Publrs [9/2012] for $9.59
Moody Publrs 8½x5½ pb [9/2012] for $12.21
Tolkien's Road student film  "Tolkien's Road" [indep April 2014]
half-hour color student film, made in Los Angeles • co-produced, written & directed by Nye Green; starring Casey E. Lewis {as J.R.R. Tolkien} and Alexander Rupert Green {as C.S. Lewis}
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb
The Oxford Inklings book by Colin Duriez  "The Oxford Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien, and Their Circle" [2015] by Colin Duriez
second subtitle: 'Their Lives, Writings, Ideas, and Influence'
Kindle Edition from Lion Books [2/2015] for $9.99
Lion Hudson 7½x5 pb [3/2015] for $14.29
Bedeviled - Lewis, Tolkien & Evil book by Colin Duriez  "Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien, and The Shadow of Evil" [2015] by Colin Duriez
Kindle Edition from I.V.P. Books [4/2015] for $9.99
I.V.P. Books 8¼x5½ pb [4/2015] for $11.96
Literary Lives of The Inklings book by Philip & Carol Zaleski  "The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of The Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams" [2015] by Philip & Carol Zaleski
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [6/2015] for $9.99
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 8¼x5½ pb [6/2016] for $10.36
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2015] for $16.04
How Tolkien and Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship & Heroism book by Joseph Loconte  "A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism In The Cataclysm of 1914-1918"
[2015] by Joseph Loconte

Kindle Edition from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins [2015] for $9.99
Thomas Nelson pb [2/2017] for $16.99
Thomas Nelson 8¾x5¾ hardcover [6/2015] for $16.99
Bandersnatch / Creative Collaboration of The Inklings book by Diana Pavlac Glyer & James A. Owen   "Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Creative Collaboration of The Inklings" [2015] by Diana Pavlac Glyer, Illustrated by James A. Owen
Kindle Edition from Black Squirrel Books [12/2015] for $10.99
Kent State Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2016] for $16.55

"Charles Williams: The Third Inkling" [12/2015] by Grevel Lindop

"The Inklings Coloring Book" [4/2016] by illustrator James A. Owen

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