Here is an index to some of the more central posts on this blog: Introductions, Themes, and Book Summaries. This index will be updated periodically.

* About
An Introduction to Charles Williams
A Reader’s Guide for Beginners
Charles Williams’ Personality
CW’s Writing Style
CW’s early life 1886-1908
CW’s life 1908-1939
CW’s life 1939-1945
Bibliography by Genre
A Chronological Bibliography
A Bibliography of Secondary Sources
Sources on A.E. Waite and the F.R.C.

1. Co-Inherence
2. Romantic Theology
3. The Ways of Affirmation and Negation
4. Ritual Objects
5. The Crisis of Schism
6. Mystical Tranquility
7. The City of God
8. Arthurian Legends and Metaphysical Anatomy


I’ve listed here every book I know about that was written by CW, with some significant editing projects and essays included, too. Titles in reddish font are still awaiting their summaries. Please contact me if you discover anything I’ve left off or gotten wrong. Thanks!

Prince Rudolph of Silvania

Early Unfinished Plays

The Chapel of the Thorn
The Silver Stair: part 1, part 2
Arthurian Commonplace Book

Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse [as editor]
Poems of Conformity: post 1, post 2, post 3

Christian Symbolism [by Michal Williams, ghost-written by CW?]

Divorce: post 1, post 2

Poems of Home and Overseas [as editor]

Windows of Night: post 1, post 2
Amen House Poems
Outlines of Romantic Theology
note on endings for Edwin Drood
A Century of Poems for Celia

“An Urbanity”

The Masque of the Manuscript
A Book of Victorian Narrative Verse [as editor]

The Witch
A Myth of Shakespeare
preface to Regency Verse

The Masque of Perusal
The Rite of the Passion

The Masque of the Termination of Copyright
Heroes and Kings: post 1, post 2, post 3
Poetry at Present
War in Heaven

introduction to the second edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poems
The Chaste Wanton

Many Dimensions
The Place of the Lion summary; guest posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Heroines and Humility by Crystal Hurd part 1 and Heroines and Humility part 2

The English Poetic Mind
The Greater Trumps
A Myth of Francis Bacon

Reason and Beauty in the Poetic Mind

The Story of Shakespeare
Shadows of Ecstasy
A Short Life of Shakespeare

Essays on literary subjects: “Lord Macaulay,” “Landor,” “The New Milton,” “John Milton,” “Two brief essays on Shakespearean topics,” “Alexander Pope,” “Rejoice in the Lamb,” “Gerard Hopkins,” “Religious Drama,” “Sound and Variations,” “Blake and Wordsworth”

James I
The Ring and the Book by Robert Browning, retold by Williams

 The Detective Fiction Reviews of Charles Williams 1930-1935
“Et in Sempiternum Pereant.”
Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury
Rochester (guest post by Karl Persson)
Bethnal Green Pageant
Introduction to The New Book of English Verse

Seed of Adam
Queen Elizabeth I
The Story of the Aeneid

Henry VII
Stories of Great Names

Descent Into Hell posts:
It Still Scares Me” by Suzannah Rowntree
Some of my Favorite Fiction” by John Zacharias
It’s Damned Unpleasant” by Doug Jackson
One of the Scariest Novels” by Philip Christman

He Came Down From Heaven
Taliessin Through Logres (Index to Guest Posts)
Collects Composed for a Marriage
“Antichrist and the City’s Laws”

The House by the Stable
The Death of Good Fortune
Judgement at Chelmsford
The Descent of the Dove
“Church and State”
preface to The Passion of Christ by Soren Kierkegaard
The Passion of Christ
“Religious Drama”
“Sensuality and Substance”

Terror of Light
“Notes on the Arthurian Myth”
“One Way of Love”
“The Parable of the Wedding Garment”
Introduction to The English Poems of John Milton
introduction to Iby Soren Kierkegaard

“The Image of the City in English Verse”
“The Way of Affirmation” or “The Church Looks Forward”

The Devil and the Lady, or Frontiers of Hell
Grab and Grace, or It’s the Second Step
Religion and Love in Dante
“John Calvin”
“The Doctrine of Largess”
“The Liturgy”
“The Society of Jesus”
“The Way of Exchange”
The New Christian Year
“The Making of Taliessin”

“Charles Williams on Taliessin Through Logres”
“Natural Goodness”
“The Redeemed City”

The Three Temptations
The Forgiveness of Sins
“The Chances of Myth”

“The Image of Man”
“The Index of the Body”

The Figure of Beatrice
Intro to The Letters of Evelyn Underhill
“St. John”

“The Cross”
“The Jews”
“A Dialogue on Mr. Eliot’s Poem”
“A Dialogue on Hierarchy”

The Region of the Summer Stars
“Augustine and Athanasius”
“Malory and the Grail Legend”

All Hallows’ Eve
The House of the Octopus

Posthumously Published
The Image of the City and other essays
To Michal from Serge
Letters to Lalage
“The Free Act”
introduction to The Duchess of Malfi
Collected Plays

Flecker of Dean Close
Arthurian Torso
The Noises That Weren’t There

1 Response to Index

  1. mark freer says:

    The essays on Descent Into Hell were unfortunately not accessible just now.


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