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Born November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Youngest of 2 brothers. Father: lawyer. Raised Anglican. Childhood distinctions: bookish, intellectual. Schooled through Oxford University. 1905 mystical experience with 'toy garden'. 1908 mother Flora died. Began English 'public school'. 1914 privately tutored by Kirkpatrick in England. 1917 entered Oxford, left to fight in World War I. 1918 wounded in France. 1919 re-entered Oxford, published first poetry Spirit in Bondage. 1921 lived with Mrs. Moore and daughter. 1925 elected Fellow at Oxford. 1929 no longer atheist; met Tolkien weekly (eventually Inklings). 1930 bought 'Kilns' estate with Mrs. Moore and brother Warnie. 1931 accepted Christ. 1936 Allegory of Love first acclaimed academic writing. 1938 Out of the Silent Planet began noted fiction. 1940 Problem of Pain first of great apologetics. 1941 BBC radio talks explaining Christianity. 1942 satire The Screwtape Letters international sensation. 1950 first of seven 'Narnia' children books. 1954 became professor at Cambridge University. 1955 autobiography Surprised by Joy. 1956 married Joy Davidman (with whom he had no children), published fable Till We have Faces. 1960 Joy died of cancer. 1961 heart-breaking A Grief Observed, failing health. Died November 22, 1963. Buried Headington Quarry churchyard near Oxford.

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BY C. S. LEWIS (and various compilations)
The Abolition of Man. London: Oxford University Press, 1943. PB
The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Tradition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936. PB
Boxen: The Fantasy World of the Young C. S. Lewis. Edited by Walter Hooper. PB
London: Collins, 1985.
Christian Reflections. Edited by Walter Hooper. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1967. PB
C. S. Lewis Letters to Children. Edited by Lyle Dorsett and Marjorie Lamp Mead. PB
New York: Macmillan, 1985.

The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance
Literature. PB
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964.
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama. Vol. 3 of The HC
Oxford History of English Literature.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954.
An Experiment in Criticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1961. PB
The Four Loves. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1960. HC PB
God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics. Edited by Walter Hooper. PB
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1970.
The Great Divorce: A Dream . London: Geoffrey Bles, Centenary Press, 1945. PB
Grief Observed. London: Faber and Faber, 1961. HC PB
The Joyful Christian: Readings from C. S. Lewis. New York: Macmillan, 1977. PB
Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964. PB
Mere Christianity. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1952. HC PB
A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis. Edited by Clyde S. Kilby. PB
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1968.
Miracles: A Preliminary Study. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1947. PB
Narrative Poems. Edited by Walter Hooper. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1969. PB
On Stories, and Other Essays in Literature. Edited by Walter Hooper. PB
London: Collins, 1982.
Out of the Silent Planet. London: John Lane, 1938. HC PB
Perelandra. London: John Lane, 1943. HC PB
The Pilgrim's Regress. London: J. M. Dent, 1933 PB
C. S. Lewis: Poems. Edited by Walter Hooper. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964. PB
A Preface to Paradise Lost. London: Oxford University Press, 1942. PB
The Problem of Pain. London: Geoffrey Bles, Centenary Press, 1940. PB
Rehabilitations and Other Essays.
London: Oxford University Press, 1939. HC
Reflections on the Psalms. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1958. PB
The Screwtape Letters. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1942. PB
Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics. London: William Heinemann, 1919. PB
Studies in Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960. PB
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1955. HC PB
That Hideous Strength. London: John Lane, 1945. HC PB
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. HC PB
The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses . New York: Macmillan, 1949. PB
The World's Last Night and Other Essays. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1960. PB
'Narnia' books for children:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950. HC PB
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. HC PB
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1952. HC PB
The Silver Chair. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1953. HC PB
The Horse and His Boy. London: Geoffrey Bles, 1954. HC PB
The Magician's Nephew. London: Bodley Head, 1955. HC PB
The Last Battle. London: Bodley Head, 1956. HC PB

ABOUT C. S. LEWIS (and his friends and/or his writing)
Barfield, Owen, Owen Barfield on C. S. Lewis. Middleton, CN: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1989. HC
Carpenter, Humphrey,
The Inklings. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. PB
Como, James T., editor,
C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table. New York: Macmillan, 1979. PB
Duriez, Colin,
The C. S. Lewis Handbook. England: Monarch Publications, 1990. PB
Ford, Paul E.,
Companion to Namia. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980. PB
Gilbert, Douglas and Clyde S. Kilby
, C. S. Lewis: Images of His World. Grand Rapids: PB
William B. Eerdmans, 1973.
Green, Roger L. and Walter Hooper,
C. S. Lewis: a biography. New York: Harcourt PB
Brace Jovanovich, 1974.
Gresham, Douglas H.,
Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C. S. PB
Lewis. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1988.
Griffin, William,
Clive Staples Lewis: A Dramatic Life. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.
Hooper, Walter, editor,
All My Road Before Me: the diary of C. S. Lewis from 1922 PB
to 1927
. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
Hooper, Walter, editor,
They Stand Together: the letters of C. S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves. PB
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1979.
Hooper, Walter,
Through Joy and Beyond: a Pictorial Biography of C. S. Lewis. New PB
York: Macmillan, 1982.
Keefe, Carolyn, editor
, C. S. Lewis: Speaker & Teacher. Grand Rapids: Zondervan PB
Publishing, 1971.
Kilby, Clyde S.
Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C. S. Lewis. Wheaton, Ill.: PB
Harold Shaw, 1978.
Kilby, Clyde S. and Marjorie Lamp Mead, editors,
Brothers and Friends: an intimate PB
portrait of C. S. Lewis. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.
Kreeft, Peter.,
C. S. Lewis: A Critical Essay. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1979. PB
Lewis, W. H., editor,
Letters of C. S. Lewis. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966. PB
Payne, Leanne.
Real Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Works of C. S. Lewis. Wheaton, PB
Ill.: Crossway Books, 1979.
Purtill, Richard L.,
C. S. Lewis's Case for the Christian Faith. San Francisco: PB
Harper & Row, 1981.
Sayer, George,
Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984. PB
Smith, Robert Houston
, Patches of Godlight: The Pattern of Thought of C. S. Lewis. PB
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1981.
Walsh, Chad,
The Literary Legacy of C. S. Lewis. New York: Harcourt Brace . PB
Jovanovich, 1979.
Wellman, Sam,
C. S. Lewis. Uhrichville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing , 1997. HC PB

C. S. LEWIS HAD A NOSE FOR THE FALSE (LONG BEFORE THE RECENT DESPERATE INCORPORATION OF 'PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIUM' TO EXPLAIN NO FOSSIL EVIDENCE FOR GRADUAL EVOLUTION), SUSPECTING THE FALSEHOODS PROMOTED BY EVOLUTIONISTS: (I)...believe less than half of what it (theory of evolution) tells me about the past, and less than nothing of what it tells me about the future....

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