C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis: (Clive Staples Lewis), 1898–1963, English author, b. Belfast, Ireland. A fellow and tutor of English at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1954, C. S. Lewis was noted equally for his literary scholarship and for his intellectual and witty expositions of Christian tenets. Among his most important works are The Allegory of Love (1936), an analysis of the literary evolution of romantic love during the Middle Ages; The Screwtape Letters (1942, rev. ed. 1961), an ironic treatment of the theme of salvation; and a history of English Literature in the Sixteenth Century (1954). He is also the author of Out of the Silent Planet (1938) and That Hideous Strength (1945), outer-planetary fantasies with deep Catholic and moral overtones; the "Chronicles of Narnia," a series of allegorical fantasies set in the mythical kingdom of Narnia, including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) and The Silver Chair (1953); many works of literary criticism, including Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1966); and the autobiographical Surprised by Joy (1954). From 1954 until his death he was professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge.

See his Selected Literary Essays (1970) and Narrative Poems (1970), both ed. by W. Hooper; his letters, ed. by his brother W. H. Lewis (1966, repr. 1975); biographies by C. S. Kilby and D. Gilbert (1973) and R. L. Green and W. Hooper (1974); studies by P. G. Schakel, ed. (1977), W. Griffin (1986), C. N. Manlove (1987), L. W. Dorsett (1988), and G. B. Sayer (1988); P. and C. Zaleski, The Fellowship (2015); R. MacSwain and M. Ward, ed., The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (2010).

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C. S. Lewis: Selected full-text books and articles

The Case for Christianity By C. S. Lewis Macmillan, 1943
From Christ to the World: Introductory Readings in Christian Ethics By Wayne G. Boulton; Thomas D. Kennedy; Allen Verhey William B. Eerdmans, 1994
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Letters to an American Lady By C. S. Lewis; Clyde S. Kilby William B. Eerdmans, 2000
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C.S. Lewis: The Man behind Narnia By Beatrice Gormley William B. Eerdmans, 2005 (2nd edition)
C. S. Lewis in Context By Doris T. Myers Kent State University Press, 1994
C.S. Lewis Then and Now By Wesley A. Kort Oxford University Press, 2001
Bareface: A Guide to C.S. Lewis's Last Novel By Doris T. Myers University of Missouri Press, 2004
C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse By Don W. King Kent State University Press, 2001
Shadows of Imagination: The Fantasies of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams By Mark R. Hillegas Southern Illinois University Press, 1979 (New edition)
Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C.S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy By David C. Downing University of Massachusetts Press, 1992
Mere Lewis By Como, James The Wilson Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 1994
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