Lewis, Clive Staples

Born: Nov 29, 1898 AD
Died: 1963 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Essayists, Novelists

English essayist, novelist, and Christian apologist.


1898 - Born on the 29th of November in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


1917-1918 - Served the British Army.


1919 - Discharged from the army Jack Lewis returned to Oxford to resume his regular studies.


1924 - Graduated at Oxford and Lewis subsequently took up a position on the faculty.


1925 - Finished Greek and Latin Literature, University College, Oxford University.


         - Elected a Fellow of Magdalen College.


1936 - His study of medieval love literature shows in The Allegory of Love.


         - Member of the Inklings literary group and a close friend and supporter of J. R. R. Tolkien.


1942-1960 - Wrote The Screwtape Letters (1942), Mere Christianity (1952), The Four Loves (1960), and his autobiographical Surprised by Joy (1955). Other popular works include his science fiction Space Trilogy -- Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), That Hideous Strength (1946).


1950-1956 - Wrote the children's fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.


1955-1963 - Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College, Cambridge University.


1963 - He resigned his position at Cambridge, dying quietly at home on 22nd of November.





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