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Born Clive Staples Lewis, near Northern Ireland, C. S. Lewis was a British writer known for his fantasy novel series as well as other fictional and non-fictional novels.
As a British novelist, scholar, and broadcaster Lewis wrote under the pen names Clive Hamilton and N. W. Clerk. He has written more than 30 books, including renaissance literature, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold millions of copies.
Clive Lewis has authored literature works like 'The Allegory Of Love' and 'The Case For Christianity', but best known among the young readers as the author of the world of Narnia, a fantasy novel titled 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'. He was also known for his other fictional works 'The Screwtape Letters', first published in February 1942, and 'The Space Trilogy' (1938–1945).
Lewis had an estimated net worth of over $6 million, primarily as a novelist.
Lewis hasn't revealed his annual earnings. His net worth source was his career as an author, novelist, and broadcaster.
Lewis stands at the height of 5 ft 10 in (178 cm).
Clive Lewis died of kidney failure at age 64 on November 22, 1963. He died one week before his 65th birthday in Oxford, England.
C. S. Lewis was born Clive Staples Lewis on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, to Albert James Lewis (1863-1929) and Florence Augusta Lewis (1862-1908). He had an elder brother known as Warnie. His brother's full name was Warren Hamilton Lewis.
When Lewis was seven, their family moved to their family home in the Strandtown area, East Belfast. Until Lewis was nine years old, he was schooled by private tutors. In 1908, his father sent him to study outside London at Wynyard School, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, after the death of Lewis's mother.
After the Wynyard School was closed due to a lack of pupils, Lewis attended Campbell College, Belfast, Ireland, which was a few miles from his home, and left the school due to respiratory problems. He was then sent to the health-resort town in Malvern, England, where he attended Cherbourg House, the preparatory school Lewis referred to as Chartres in his autobiography.
In 1913, Lewis attended Malvern College, and soon after leaving, he took private classes under William T. Kirkpatrick, where he instilled his love of Greek mythology and literature. Later in 1916, Lewis studied at University College, Oxford, with a scholarship.
Clive Lewis was married to Joy Davidman, an American writer, in 1956; unfortunately, she died four years later in 1960 at 45. He had two stepsons: one of them is Douglas Gresham, a British and American voice artist, stage actor, film producer, executive record producer, and biographer.
Joy Davidman, born Helen Joy Davidman, was an American writer and poet known for her poems, 'Letter To A Comrade' and the novel 'Smoke On The Mountain: An Interpretation Of The Ten Commandments', and 'Life With CS Lewis'.
Clive Lewis, widely known as C. S. Lewis, was a British writer and lay theologian best known for his Narnia series. He was also known for his fictional works' The Screwtape Letters', first published in February 1942, and 'The Space Trilogy' (1938–1945).
C. S. Lewis's most popular writing, 'The Chronicles Of Narnia', has been popularized on stage, on radio, in cinema, and television movies. The Narnia series revolved around the adventures of chosen children in the magical world of Narnia. He created the novel keeping children in mind but aimed to appeal to adults and young readers with a greater message.
Lewis was a published poet. His first book was his poetry collection as a teenager, 'Spirits In Bondage', published under the pen name Clive Hamilton. C. S. Lewis created non-fictional writings on Mere Christianity, under which 'Miracles' (1947) and 'The Problem Of Pain' (1940) are widely recognized among Christian scholars from many denominations. He has also done literature works like 'The Discarded Image: An Introduction To Medieval And Renaissance Literature' (1964) and 'An Experiment In Criticism' (1961).
Lewis held academic positions in English literature at Cambridge University (1954-1963) and Oxford University (1925-1954). Lewis was close friends with the author of 'The Lord Of The Rings', John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, widely known as J. R. R. Tolkien. Both writers served at the Oxford University department of English faculty and are active members of Inklings, an informal Oxford literary group.
C. S. Lewis's most notable works are seven series novels 'The Chronicles Of Narnia' (1950-1956), 'Mere Christianity' (1952), 'The Allegory Of Love' (1936), 'The Screwtape Letters' (1942), 'The Abolition Of Man' (1943), 'The Space Trilogy' (1938–1945), 'Till We Have Faces' (1956), and 'Surprised By Joy: The Shape Of My Early Life' (1955).
Lewis began a charity foundation where he donated money that he received as royalties from his books.
Lewis holds various honorary awards and awards offered under his recognition. In 1956, Lewis was awarded the Carnegie Medal for 'The Last Battle', and in 1937, Lewis was awarded the Gollancz Memorial Prize for Literature for 'The Allegory Of Love'.
On the 50th death anniversary of Lewis, in 2013, he was honored with a memorial in Westminster Abbey Poets Corner.
During his childhood, Lewis was fascinated by anthropomorphic animals and was inspired by Beatrix Potter's stories. He and his brother Warren Lewis created a Boxen, a fantasy land run by animals.
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