PRESENT CONCERNS | By C. S. Lewis
Present Concerns (PrC)
A Compelling Collection of Timely Journalistic Essays
Present Concerns is a collection of nineteen essays edited by Walter Hooper and published by Fount Paperbacks in 1986. The essays reveal Lewis’ thoughts about democratic values, threats to educational and spiritual fulfillment, literary censorship, and other timely topics, offering invaluable wisdom for our own times. Two settings of the work currently exist.
Fount Paperbacks of Collins (July 10, 1986)
Paperback: Black author over black title over composite image of missile, mushroom cloud, and rainbow on yellow cover
Sold for £1.95
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (March 25, 1987)
White hardback with teal overleaf and black author/title on spine
Jacket by Paul Gamarello: Black title with red highlight over black author with teal highlight over ocean waves on white cover
2. Sold for $14.95
Harvest/HBJ Book of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (March 25, 1987)
Paperback of HB1a
1. March 1987 for $4.95
A Harvest Book of Harcourt Brace & Company (c. 1988)
Paperback by Suzanne Fridley: White title on black bars next to vertical black author on gold bar on color collage of random collage on starscape cover
3. Sold for $10.00
Harvest Book of Harcourt, Inc. (December 16, 2002)
Paperback by Liz Demeter: White author on gold band over white title on blue field over color image of scull, hourglass, and cupid angel.
Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
Sold for $11.00
HarperOne of HarperCollins (February 14, 2017)
Deckle-edged paperback: Teal flags and picket signs over black title on white field over white author on turquoise field.
Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8 inches