C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis

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born
in Belfast, Ireland
November 29, 1898

died
November 22, 1963

gender
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the N ...more


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The Chronicles of Narnia (C...
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 210,981 ratings — published 1955 — 223 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 200,296 ratings — published 1951 — 115 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 142,950 ratings — published 1954 — 201 editions
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Mere Christianity
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 121,849 ratings — published 1952 — 98 editions
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The Screwtape Letters
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 157,887 ratings — published 1942 — 181 editions
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The Lion, the Witch, and th... Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Horse and His Boy The Magician's Nephew The Last Battle
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“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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