On December 18th a certain C.S. Lewis letter is going up for auction by Dominic Winter Auctioneers. A lady by the name of Mrs. Ellis was the recipient of this letter consisting of Lewis’ own thoughts about joy. An intriguing thing about the letter is that it is believed to have never been published before. The letter was accidentally acquired by an individual who had, in years prior, bought a second-hand edition of The Problem of Pain. It is two pages long, dated in 1945, and includes an imaginative description of what Lewis thought to be joy: “…real joy…jumps under one’s ribs and tickles down one’s back and makes one forget meals and keeps one (delightedly) sleepless o’ nights.” The letter is thought to sell for £1500.
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