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 Lett
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Average rating: 4.13 · 4,234,421 ratings · 91,039 reviews · 484 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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4.08 avg rating — 316,582 ratings — published 1951 — 280 editions
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

4.01 avg rating — 292,647 ratings — published 1955 — 292 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.96 avg rating — 265,298 ratings — published 1951 — 336 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.31 avg rating — 185,822 ratings — published 1943 — 140 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.90 avg rating — 201,825 ratings — published 1954 — 262 editions
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The Silver Chair (Chronicle...

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3.95 avg rating — 179,326 ratings — published 1953 — 242 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

4.02 avg rating — 169,513 ratings — published 1956 — 228 editions
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The Screwtape Letters

4.20 avg rating — 229,883 ratings — published 1942 — 249 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

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