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: 4.14 · 5,013,135 ratings · 111,490 reviews · 528 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Lion, the Witch and the...

4.21 avg rating — 1,832,527 ratings — published 1950 — 552 editions
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The Chronicles of Narnia (C...

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4.25 avg rating — 443,440 ratings — published 1956 — 307 editions
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The Voyage of the Dawn Trea...

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4.09 avg rating — 354,725 ratings — published 1952 — 145 editions
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The Magician's Nephew (Chro...

4.03 avg rating — 343,105 ratings — published 1955 — 368 editions
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Prince Caspian (Chronicles ...

3.97 avg rating — 300,885 ratings — published 1951 — 407 editions
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Mere Christianity

4.32 avg rating — 240,925 ratings — published 1952 — 224 editions
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The Horse and His Boy (Chro...

3.91 avg rating — 232,918 ratings — published 1954 — 335 editions
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The Silver Chair (Chronicle...

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3.96 avg rating — 205,060 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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The Last Battle (Chronicles...

4.03 avg rating — 191,655 ratings — published 1956 — 33 editions
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The Screwtape Letters

4.21 avg rating — 276,239 ratings — published 1942 — 326 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
 
  731 votes, 32.7%

C.S. Lewises Narnia
 
  634 votes, 28.4%

Lewis Carroll's Wonderland
 
  260 votes, 11.6%

J.M. Barrie's Neverland
 
  221 votes, 9.9%

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

Suzanne Collins's Panem
 
  99 votes, 4.4%

 
  82 votes, 3.7%

Markus Heitz' Girdlegard
 
  9 votes, 0.4%

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