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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Clyde Kilby  

Pen Name: Clyde S. Kilby


Audience: Adult;

Born: September 26, 1902 in Johnson City, Tennessee

Died: October 18, 1986 in Columbus, Mississippi

-- Clyde S. Kilby on The Marion Wade Center Website --
-- Clyde Kilby on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Dr. Kilby moved to Wheaton in 1935 and lived there until his retirement.

Biographical and Professional Information

Clyde S. Kilby is best known as a literary scholar of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. He was born in Tennessee and educated at the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota and New York University. He became a professor of English at Wheaton College in 1935 where he taught until his retirement. He was the founder of the Wade Center at Wheaton. Dr. Kilby died in 1986 at the age of 84. His book ''The Christian World of C. S. Lewis'' is widely regarded as one of the best introductions to Lewis's work.


Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1973.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A mind awake;
ISBN: 0156027836. OCLC Number: 46482

Harcourt, Brace & World. .

C.S. Lewis on human nature, morality, the Bible, the trinity, sin, Christianity, hell, heaven, love, sex, nature, and the post-Christian world.

Images of salvation in the fiction of C.S. Lewis /
ISBN: 0877883912. OCLC Number: 4601190

Harold Shaw Publishers,. .

Letters to an American Lady
ISBN: 9780062349293. OCLC Number: 877895371

HarperOne,. .

Letters to an American Lady by C.S. Lewis has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

Minority of one :
ISBN: 0802810152. OCLC Number: 32679254

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company,. .

Poetry and life;
ISBN: 0836964055. OCLC Number: 516296

Books for Libraries Press,. .

The Christian world of C.S. Lewis /
ISBN: 0802808719. OCLC Number: 20908803

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Tolkien & the Silmarillion /
ISBN: 0877888167. OCLC Number: 2331084

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