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Spirits in bondage; a cycle of lyrics by C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis
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SPIRITS IN BONDAGE
A CYCLE OF LYRICS

By Clive Hamilton [C. S. Lewis]




In Three Parts
I. The Prison House
II. Hesitation
III.The Escape

"The land where I shall never be
The love that I shall never see"




Historical Background

Published under the pseudonym, Clive Hamilton, Spirits in Bondage
was C. S. Lewis' first book. Released in 1919 by Heinemann, it
was reprinted in 1984 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and included
in Lewis' 1994 Collected Poems. It is the first of Lewis' major
published works to enter the public domain in the United States.
Readers should be aware that in other countries it may still be
under copyright protection.

Most of the poems appear to have been written between 1915 and