C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples "Jack" Lewis (29 November 1898 - 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was a British writer and scholar. Lewis's works are diverse and include medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism, radio broadcasts, essays on Christianity, and fiction relating to the fight between good and evil. Examples of Lewis's allegorical fiction include The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". Owing to the influence of Tolkien and others, at about age 30, Lewis became a Christian - "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England" (Lewis 1952, p. 6). His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

Lewis' works have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books of The Chronicles of Narnia are most popular and have been produced for stage, TV, and movies. Examples include the 1988 BBC TV serialization and the 2005 film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the 2008 movie Prince Caspian. [Source: Wikipedia]

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The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
Senior demon Screwtape coaches Wormwood in the tempting his "patient" away from God. A masterpiece of reverse theology, giving an inside look at temptation. [More]
Modern
1900-present
MiddlePhilosophy &
Religion
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Four children travel to Narnia where they are more than mere children and everything is far more than it seems. Allegorical, infused with timeless issues of good and evil, faith and hope. [More]
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The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis
From the author of Chronicles of Narnia, a science fiction masterpiece comprised of Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. ... [More]
Modern
1900-present
MiddleLiterature
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
The fifth volume in The Chronicles of Narnia; As they sail far from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning. [More]
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Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
"Mere" not as in trivial, but as in "Basic". Lewis argues from common sense for the truth of the scripture and the necessity of Jesus, the God-Man,... [More]
Modern
1900-present
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
Concerns about state control of education motivate Lewis to consider the slavery mankind must endure if he is educated, and thus ruled, by his... [More]
Modern
1900-present
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
A prince fights for his crown Narnia ... where animals talk ... where trees walk ... where a battle is about to begin. A prince denied his... [More]
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Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is Lewis’s... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
This large, deluxe hardcover edition of the first title in the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, The Magician's Nephew, is a gorgeous ... [More]
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The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
Narnia . . . where lies breed fear . . . where loyalty is tested . . . where all hope seems lost. During the last days of Narnia, the land... [More]
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
There are a thousand stories in the land of Narnia, and the first is about to be told in an extraordinary motion picture, The Chronicles of... [More]
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The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch. [More]
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Pilgrim's Regress by C. S. Lewis
I have read almost everything C.S. Lewis wrote, including letters to the editor, all three space novels, Till We Have Faces, and many... [More]
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Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis
In this book Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and... [More]
Modern
1900-present
Secondary
& Adult
Biography
Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis
Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great... [More]
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
The Great Divorce is C.S. Lewis's Divine Comedy: the narrator bears strong resemblance to Lewis (by way of Dante); his Virgil is the... [More]
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Experiment in Criticism by C. S. Lewis
Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism springs from the conviction that... [More]
Not History
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
There are a thousand stories in the land of Narnia, and the first is about to be told in an extraordinary motion picture, The Chronicles of... [More]
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Discarded Image by C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis' The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature... [More]
Middle Ages
600-1300
Secondary
& Adult
General
God in the Dock by C. S. Lewis
First, be aware that this collection was originally published in the UK under the title "Undeceptions - Essays on Theology and Ethics".... [More]
Not History
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
The Four Loves summarizes four kinds of human love--affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God. Masterful without being... [More]
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain answers the universal question, "Why would an all-loving, all-knowing God allow people to experience pain and... [More]
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Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
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