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: 4.15 · 5,849,776 ratings · 136,310 reviews · 539 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lion, the Witch and the...

4.22 avg rating — 2,110,061 ratings — published 1950 — 918 editions
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The Chronicles of Narnia (C...

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4.26 avg rating — 511,265 ratings — published 1956 — 347 editions
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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4.09 avg rating — 391,128 ratings — published 1952 — 492 editions
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

4.04 avg rating — 405,484 ratings — published 1955 — 692 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.98 avg rating — 344,379 ratings — published 1951 — 575 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.32 avg rating — 295,400 ratings — published 1952 — 1214 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.92 avg rating — 270,368 ratings — published 1954 — 65 editions
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The Silver Chair (Chronicle...

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3.96 avg rating — 235,070 ratings — published 1953 — 543 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

4.02 avg rating — 218,722 ratings — published 1956 — 65 editions
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The Screwtape Letters

4.22 avg rating — 328,323 ratings — published 1942 — 1229 editions
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Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength
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The Collected Letters of C.... The Collected Letters of C.... The Collected Letters of C....
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Lucy Steps Through the Ward... Edmund and the White Witch Aslan Aslan's Triumph The Wood Between the Worlds
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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 of these three classic children's fantasy worlds do you most want to visit?

Narnia The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) by C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis
 
  175 votes, 60.1%

Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll
 
  63 votes, 21.6%

Neverland Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie J.M. Barrie
 
  53 votes, 18.2%

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