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 · 6,556,781 ratings · 155,770 reviews · 544 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lion, the Witch and the...

4.22 avg rating — 2,328,098 ratings — published 1950 — 246 editions
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The Chronicles of Narnia (C...

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4.25 avg rating — 568,908 ratings — published 1956 — 382 editions
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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4.08 avg rating — 424,445 ratings — published 1952 — 525 editions
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

4.04 avg rating — 454,810 ratings — published 1955 — 746 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.97 avg rating — 382,141 ratings — published 1951 — 629 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.32 avg rating — 334,209 ratings — published 1942 — 1306 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.91 avg rating — 304,281 ratings — published 1954 — 527 editions
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The Silver Chair (Chronicle...

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3.95 avg rating — 263,690 ratings — published 1953 — 579 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 245,447 ratings — published 1956 — 626 editions
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The Screwtape Letters

4.23 avg rating — 365,044 ratings — published 1942 — 1320 editions
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The Magician's Nephew The Lion, the Witch and the... The Horse and His Boy Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Last Battle
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The Lion, the Witch and the... 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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4.13 avg rating — 4,972,646 ratings

Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength
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3.93 avg rating — 175,045 ratings

C.S. Lewis on Grief C.S. Lewis on Joy C.S. Lewis on Love C.S. Lewis on Faith
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4.10 avg rating — 804 ratings

The Collected Letters of C.... The Collected Letters of C.... The Collected Letters of C....
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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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