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C. S. Lewis

1898 - 1963

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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer, literary scholar, and Anglican lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Magdalen College, Oxford (1925–1954), and Magdalene College, Cambridge (1954–1963). He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also noted for his other works of fiction, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of C. S. Lewis has received more than 13,555,828 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). C. S. Lewis is the 311th most popular writer (down from 275th in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 214th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Writer.

C.S. Lewis is most famous for his series The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Notable Works

The Silver Chair
Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.
The Magician's Nephew
Fantasy, Juvenile fiction, Cartoons and comics
Digory let out a scream. “What's happened to Polly?” “Congratulate me, my dear boy,” said Uncle Andrew, rubbing his hands. “My experiment has succeeded. The little girl's gone – vanished – right out of this world.” When Digory and Polly discover Uncle Andrew's secret workshop, they are tricked into touching some magic rings that take them right out of this world. But even Uncle Andrew doesn't realise the wonders that lie ahead as they discover the gateway to the magical land of Narnia, where many thrilling adventures await them.
The Horse and His Boy
The Last Battle
Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fiction
The conclusion of the saga that began with The Magician's Nephew
Prince Caspian
Internet Archive Wishlist
Children's Religious Book
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
the Blitz, fauns, Turkish Delight
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. Journey into the land beyond the wardrobe! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like journey back to Narnia, read The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia. ([source][1]) [1]: http://www.cslewis.com/us/books/hardcover/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe/9780060234812/ ---------- Also contained in: - [Chronicles of Narnia](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL70988W/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia)
The Horse and His Boy
Fantasy, Children's fiction, Allegory
A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.
Prince Caspian
Fantasy, Narnia (Imaginary place), Princes
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
the Blitz, fauns, Turkish Delight
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice. Journey into the land beyond the wardrobe! The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been captivating readers of all ages for over sixty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like journey back to Narnia, read The Horse and His Boy, the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia. ([source][1]) [1]: http://www.cslewis.com/us/books/hardcover/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe/9780060234812/ ---------- Also contained in: - [Chronicles of Narnia](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL70988W/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia) - [Tales of Narnia](https://openlibrary.org/works/OL71080W)
The Silver Chair
Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.
The Magician's Nephew
Fantasy, Juvenile fiction, Cartoons and comics
Digory let out a scream. “What's happened to Polly?” “Congratulate me, my dear boy,” said Uncle Andrew, rubbing his hands. “My experiment has succeeded. The little girl's gone – vanished – right out of this world.” When Digory and Polly discover Uncle Andrew's secret workshop, they are tricked into touching some magic rings that take them right out of this world. But even Uncle Andrew doesn't realise the wonders that lie ahead as they discover the gateway to the magical land of Narnia, where many thrilling adventures await them.
The Last Battle
Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fiction
For the first time, an edition of Lewis's classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author's non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive "P.S." section about the history of the book, plus a round-up of the first six titles. The last days of Narnia, and all hope seems lost as lies and treachery interweave to threaten the destruction of everything. As the battle lines are drawn, old friends are summoned back to Narnia, though none can predict the outcome in this magnificent ending to the famous series. On 9 December 2005, Andrew (Shrek) Adamson's live-action film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released by Disney, and it is already being hailed as the biggest film franchise of all time, guaranteed to appeal to adults and children across the globe. The second film is already in development. Sporting breathtaking new photographic covers, these new adult editions of the seven Chronicles of Narnia now give everyone an opportunity to experience the adventures in their original form. Re-live your childhood fantasies or discover for the first time what everyone will be talking about by Christmas and savour some of the best-loved stories ever written.

Among WRITERS

Among writers, C. S. Lewis ranks 311 out of 7,302Before him are Chrétien de Troyes, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Appian, Antonin Artaud, Françoise Sagan, and Ernst Jünger. After him are Gao Xingjian, Roger Martin du Gard, Gertrude Stein, Guillaume de Machaut, Henri Charrière, and Ludovico Ariosto.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1898, C. S. Lewis ranks 16Before him are M. C. Escher, Zhou Enlai, William James Sidis, Stefania Turkewich, Herbert Marcuse, and George Gershwin. After him are Liu Shaoqi, Gunnar Myrdal, Leo Szilard, Tamara de Lempicka, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Julius Evola. Among people deceased in 1963, C. S. Lewis ranks 12Before him are Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Robert Schuman, Ngo Dinh Diem, and Tristan Tzara. After him are Abd el-Krim, Yasujirō Ozu, Nâzım Hikmet, Theodor Heuss, Francis Poulenc, and Sylvia Plath.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, C. S. Lewis ranks 215 out of 8,785Before him are David Gilmour (1946), Millvina Dean (1912), Edward the Elder (871), Empress Matilda (1102), Henry IV of England (1367), and Ben Kingsley (1943). After him are Lady Godiva (990), Richard Madden (1986), C. F. Powell (1903), Mary Tudor, Queen of France (1496), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (1982).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, C. S. Lewis ranks 28Before him are John Milton (1608), Geoffrey Chaucer (1343), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), William Golding (1911), Arthur C. Clarke (1917), and Anne Brontë (1820). After him are William Wordsworth (1770), Ken Follett (1949), Ian Fleming (1908), Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), John Keats (1795), and Graham Greene (1904).