Charles Williams 1886—1945

Charles Williams

Charles Walter Stansby Williams was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings. Although chiefly remembered as a novelist, Williams also published poetry, works of literary criticism, theology, drama, history, biography, and a voluminous number of book reviews. Some of his best known novels are War in Heaven, Descent into Hell, and All Hallows’ Eve.

“He is writing that sort of book in which we begin by saying, let us suppose that this everyday world were at some one point invaded by the marvelous”— C.S. Lewis on Charles Williams’s novels

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Many Dimensions (1931)

The fabled Stone of Suleiman (King Solomon) is illegally purchased from its Islamic guardian in Baghdad by an evil antique dealer. On returning to Engl...read more »

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The Place of the Lion (1931)

When platonic archetypes begin to invade London and the heavenly world intrudes on our own, a small number of people who know what is happening react in...read more »

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War In Heaven (1930)

The Holy Grail mysteriously surfaces in an obscure country parish becoming a sacramental object to protect, or a vessel of power to exploit. Williams gi...read more »