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Literary Classic Book Collection on CD. Author Biography

Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963)

classic book author arthur cs lewisC.S. 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.

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