C.S. Lewis


Born
in Belfast, Ireland
November 29, 1898

Died
November 22, 1963

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Clive Staples Lewis 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
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Average rating: 4.16 · 6,689,112 ratings · 162,170 reviews · 407 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lion, the Witch and the...

4.22 avg rating — 2,397,060 ratings — published 1950 — 1096 editions
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The Chronicles of Narnia (C...

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4.26 avg rating — 576,596 ratings — published 1956 — 388 editions
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

4.04 avg rating — 463,895 ratings — published 1955 — 13 editions
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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4.08 avg rating — 427,210 ratings — published 1952 — 174 editions
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The Screwtape Letters

4.24 avg rating — 374,488 ratings — published 1942 — 1332 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.98 avg rating — 386,333 ratings — published 1951 — 209 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.33 avg rating — 342,683 ratings — published 1942 — 1333 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.91 avg rating — 307,202 ratings — published 1954 — 11 editions
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The Silver Chair (Chronicle...

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3.95 avg rating — 264,788 ratings — published 1953 — 586 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

4.01 avg rating — 246,016 ratings — published 1956 — 146 editions
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Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength
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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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Which NARNIA book is your favorite? The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) by C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis
 
  64 votes, 30.3%

The Horse and his Boy The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5) by C.S. Lewis
 
  43 votes, 20.4%

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3) by C.S. Lewis
 
  37 votes, 17.5%

The Magician's Nephew The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis
 
  31 votes, 14.7%

The Silver Chair The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) by C.S. Lewis
 
  13 votes, 6.2%

The Last Battle The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) by C.S. Lewis
 
  12 votes, 5.7%

Prince Caspian Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) by C.S. Lewis
 
  11 votes, 5.2%

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