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{{quote|Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both.|C.S. Lewis, ''Surprised by Joy''}}
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'''Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis''' ([[29 November]], [[1898]] – [[22 November]], [[1963]]), commonly referred to as '''C.S. Lewis''', was an Irish-born English writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series ''The Chronicles of Narnia''.
  
'''Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis''' ([[November 29]], [[1898]] – [[November 22]], [[1963]]), commonly referred to as '''C.S. Lewis''', was an Irish writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series ''The Chronicles of Narnia''.
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Lewis was a close friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the [[Inklings]]. According to his memoir ''[[Surprised by Joy]]'', Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
 
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Lewis was a close friend of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the [[Inklings]]. According to his memoir ''[[Surprised by Joy]]'', Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim. Later in his life he married the American writer Joy Gresham, who died of bone cancer four years later at the age of 45.
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Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and sell more than a million copies a year. The books that comprise ''The Chronicles of Narnia'' have sold more than 100 million copies. Many stage and screen adaptations of Lewis' works have also been produced, the most notable of which is the 2005 [[Disney]] film adaptation of ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe''.
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==Bibliography, selected==
 
==Bibliography, selected==
 
 
===Books===
 
===Books===
 
 
*[[Space Trilogy]]
 
*[[Space Trilogy]]
 
**[[1938]]: ''Out of the Silent Planet''
 
**[[1938]]: ''Out of the Silent Planet''
 
**[[1943]]: ''Perelandra'' (aka Voyage to Venus)
 
**[[1943]]: ''Perelandra'' (aka Voyage to Venus)
 
**[[1945]]: ''That Hideous Strength''
 
**[[1945]]: ''That Hideous Strength''
*[[The Chronicles of Narnia]]
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*[[1939]]: ''[[Rehabilitations and Other Essays]]''
**1950]]: ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe''
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*[[1942]]: ''[[The Screwtape Letters]]''
**1951]]: ''Prince Caspian''
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*[[1947]]: ''[[Essays Presented to Charles Williams]]'' (editor)
**1952]]: ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader''
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*''[[The Chronicles of Narnia]]''
**1953]]: ''The Silver Chair''
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**[[1950]]: ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe''
**1954]]: ''The Horse and His Boy''
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**[[1951]]: ''Prince Caspian''
**1955]]: ''The Magician's Nephew''
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**[[1952]]: ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader''
**1956]]: ''The Last Battle''
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**[[1953]]: ''The Silver Chair''
*[[1955]]: ''[[Surprised by Joy]]''
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**[[1954]]: ''The Horse and His Boy''
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**[[1955]]: ''The Magician's Nephew''
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**[[1956]]: ''The Last Battle''
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*[[1955]]: ''Surprised by Joy''
 
*[[1960]]: ''[[The Four Loves]]''
 
*[[1960]]: ''[[The Four Loves]]''
*[[1966]]: [[C.S.: Letters of C.S. Lewis]]
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*[[1966]]: ''C.S.: Letters of C.S. Lewis''
*[[2000]]: ''[[The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1]]''
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*[[1966]]: ''[[Letters to an American Lady]]''
*[[2004]]: ''[[The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2]]''
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*[[1969]]: ''[[Selected Literary Essays]]'' (edited by Walter Hooper)
*[[2006]]: ''[[The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3]]''
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*[[1972]]: ''Of This and Other Worlds'' (edited by Walter Hooper)
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*[[2000]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1''
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*[[2004]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2''
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*[[2006]]: ''The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 3''
  
 
===Articles===
 
===Articles===
 
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*[[1937]] ''Times Literary Supplement'', 2 October 1937, p. 714.
*[[1937]] ''Times Literary Supplement'', 2 October 1937, p.714.
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**"[[A World for Children]]" [review of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']
 
**"[[A World for Children]]" [review of ''[[The Hobbit]]'']
*[[1937]]: ''The Times'' (London), 8 October 1937, p.20.  
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*[[1937]]: ''The Times'' (London), 8 October 1937, p. 20.  
 
**"[[Professor Tolkien's "Hobbit"|Professor Tolkien's 'Hobbit']]" [review of ''The Hobbit'']
 
**"[[Professor Tolkien's "Hobbit"|Professor Tolkien's 'Hobbit']]" [review of ''The Hobbit'']
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*[[1947]]: ''[[Essays Presented to Charles Williams]]'', pp. 90-105
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**"On Stories"
 
*[[1954]]: ''Time and Tide'', 14 August 1954, p. 1082.
 
*[[1954]]: ''Time and Tide'', 14 August 1954, p. 1082.
 
**"[[The Gods Return to Earth]]" [review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
 
**"[[The Gods Return to Earth]]" [review of ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]'']
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**"[[The Dethronement of Power]]" [review of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
 
**"[[The Dethronement of Power]]" [review of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]'']
  
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===Unpublished manuscripts===
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*"[[Language and Human Nature]]"
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C.S. Lewis
Biographical information
Born29 November, 1898
Died22 November, 1963
EducationUniversity of Oxford
OccupationAuthor
LocationEngland
WebsiteC.S. Lewis Foundation
"Friendship with the latter marked the breakdown of two old prejudices. At my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both."
― C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis (29 November, 189822 November, 1963), commonly referred to as C.S. Lewis, was an Irish-born English writer and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, and fiction. He is best known today for his series The Chronicles of Narnia.

Lewis was a close friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at about the age of 30, Lewis re-converted to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

Contents

Bibliography, selected

Books

Articles

Unpublished manuscripts

External links


The Inklings
J.R.R. Tolkien · J.A.W. Bennett · Lord David Cecil · Nevill Coghill · James Dundas-Grant · Hugo Dyson · Adam Fox · Colin Hardie · Robert Havard · C.S. Lewis · Warren Lewis · Gervase Mathew · R.B. McCallum · C.E. Stevens · Christopher Tolkien · John Wain · Charles Williams · Charles Leslie Wrenn