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C S Lewis

(Clive Staples Lewis)
Ireland (1898 - 1963)

aka N W Clerk, Clive Hamilton

C.S. Lewis was an author, essayist and Christian apologist. He is best known for his childrens classic series The Chronicles of Narnia.

Clive Staples Lewis was born on 29 November 1898 and lived until 22 November 1963. He was born in Belfast, North Ireland into a protestant Ulster family. Throughout his life he retained strong roots to Ireland. He sought out the company of the Irish took an active interest in Celtic literature and myths. He was a keen admirer of the works of W.B.Yeats, at a time when he was relatively unknown in England.

C.S.Lewis died a few years later in 1963 from renal failure. His death occurred on same date as the assassination of J.F. Kennedy.

Since his death, his books and influence have continued to grow. He has been rated as one of the top English writers of all time and his books have been translated into numerous languages.
Non fiction

Anthologies containing stories by C S Lewis

Short stories
The Adventures of Eustace (1952)
The Dark Island [from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader] (1952)
Ministering Angels (1955)
The Shoddy Lands (1956)

Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1957) : The Last Battle

Books about C S Lewis
Henry Treece, C.S.Lewis and Beatrix Potter (1969) by Marcus Crouch, Margery Fisher and Roger Lancelyn Green
Lord Of The Elves and Eldils: Fantasy And Philosophy In C. S. Lewis And J. R. R. Tolkien (1974) by Richard Purtill
The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends (1978) by Humphrey Carpenter
C S Lewis' Case for the Christian Faith (1982) by Richard Purtill
C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands: The Story of His Life with Joy Davidman (1985) by Brian Sibley
Shadowlands: The Story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman (1987) by Brian Sibley
The Riddle of Joy (1989) by Michael H MacDonald
The Land of Narnia: Brian Sibley Explores the World of C.S. Lewis (1989) by Brian Sibley
C.S. Lewis: A Biography (1990) by A N Wilson
The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis (1998) by Brian Sibley
A Treasury of Narnia (1999) by Alison Sage and Brian Sibley
The Scientifiction Novels of C.S. Lewis: Space and Time in the Ransom Stories (2004) by Jared Lobdell
C. S. Lewis: A Life (2004) by Michael White
Through the Shadowlands: The Love Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman (2005) by Brian Sibley
Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' (2005) by Devin Brown
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (2005) by Perry Moore
The World According to Narnia (2005) by Jonathan Rogers
Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles (2008) by David C Downing
Inside Prince Caspian: A Guide to Exploring the Return to Narnia (2008) by Devin Brown
Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia (2008) by Herbie Brennan
Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A Guide to Exploring the Journey beyond Narnia (2010) by Devin Brown

C S Lewis recommends
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for men and Women
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for men and Women (1853)
George MacDonald
"[His writing] hovers between the allegroical and the mythopoeic."
The Wood Beyond the World
The Wood Beyond the World (1894)
William Morris
"No mountains in literature are as far away as the distant mountains of Morris."
The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros (1922)
E R Eddison
"It is very rarely that a middle-aged man finds an author who gives him the sense of having opened a door on wonder. One had thought those days were past. Eddison's heroic romances disproved it. In a word, his books are works, first and foremost, of art."
Childhood's End
Childhood's End (1953)
Arthur C Clarke
"There has been nothing like it for author who understands there may be things that have a higher claim on humanity than its own 'survival'."
The Maiden's Bequest, the Minister's Restoration, the Laird's Inheritance: Three Novels in One Volume
The Maiden's Bequest, the Minister's Restoration, the Laird's Inheritance: Three Novels in One Volume (1998)
George MacDonald
"My master."

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