Book Collection on CD. Author Biography
Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963)
Lewis was an Irish, Belfast born, author, and along
with his close friend, J.R.R. Tolkein, took a leadng role
within the English department of Oxford University.
Whilst attending Wynyward School in Watford, his mother died
of cancer. He later went to Campbell College in Belfast but
left due to bad health and spent some time at a health resort
by the Malvern Hills to recouperate.
After winning a scholarshop to Oxford University
College in 1916, C.S. Lewis enlisted a year
later as an officier in the third Battalion, Somerset Light
Infantry, and came to the Front Line in Somme Valley France
before leaving his teenage years behind him. He was wounded
at the Battle of Arras, and later discharged in 1918 and spent
his time in England (although it took several years before
he could endear himself to the country).
C.S. Lewis’ most
famous book is undoubtedly The Chronicles of Narnia
– a series of several works of fantasy written for chilren,
between 1949 and 1954. The Narnia stories make a number of
allusions to Christian ideology..
In 1963, C.S. Lewis suffered
a heart attack and went into a coma. He awoke the next day,
but his health continued to detoriate and he died later that
year from renal failure.