C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis


Born
in Belfast, Ireland
November 29, 1898

Died
November 22, 1963

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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 Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.95 avg rating — 247,456 ratings — published 1951 — 314 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.89 avg rating — 186,738 ratings — published 1954 — 248 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.30 avg rating — 160,049 ratings — published 1943 — 131 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

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The Screwtape Letters

4.20 avg rating — 210,698 ratings — published 1942 — 225 editions
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“Friendship ... is born at the 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

Polls

If you could live in any of these fictional worlds, which world would that be?

Jrr Tolkien's Middle Earth
 
  610 votes, 31.9%

C.S. Lewises Narnia
 
  538 votes, 28.1%

Lewis Carroll's Wonderland
 
  230 votes, 12.0%

J.M. Barrie's Neverland
 
  193 votes, 10.1%

George R.R. Martin's Westeros
 
  170 votes, 8.9%

Suzanne Collins's Panem
 
  94 votes, 4.9%

 
  71 votes, 3.7%

Markus Heitz' Girdlegard
 
  6 votes, 0.3%

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