C.S. Lewis

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Date of Birth November 29, 1898
Place of Birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of Death Nov 22, 1963 (64)
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About C.S. Lewis

Irish-born author who became known for his Chronicles of Narnia books, which center upon a group of English children who venture into a fantasy world by way of a magical wardrobe. Many of his works, including his Narnia series, contain Christian symbolism and themes.

Before Fame

As a boy, he loved to read and was especially fascinated by the works of Beatrix Potter. He later graduated with the highest honors from the University of Oxford.

Achievement

He and his good friend, J.R.R. Tolkien, each wrote an enormously successful fantasy novel series.

Family Life

He and his older brother Warren were born in Belfast to Albert and Florence Lewis. He married American author Joy Davidman Gresham in 1956 and after her death in 1960, he went on to raise her two sons, Douglas and David.

Associations

Ben Gillies' Australian band, Silverchair, took its name from one of C.S. Lewis' novels.

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Latest information about C.S. Lewis updated on November 25, 2020.

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