Most people know Clive Staples Lewis because of The Chronicles of Narnia, one of the greatest (if not the greatest) series of children’s books. If you pay any attention to the movies, you would know that two of the books in this series have been made into movies recently.
C.S. Lewis is much more than a children’s book writer, though. In fact, his work spans a lot of topics and interests. From medieval literature to Christian apologetics to literary criticism – Lewis has touched upon all these. So who is C.S. Lewis and why are we writing about him in the English Blog?
He was born on November 29 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was a close friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the classic Lord of the Rings. Like Tolkien, Lewis was one of the most known figures in the English department of Oxford during their time. Lewis was born and baptised into the Church of Ireland but digressed from his faith as an adult. It was only till he was 30, due to the influence of friends –Tolkien among them – that he came back to his faith. Since then, his works have become known all over the world.
Aside from The Chronicles of Narnia, Lewis is known for his works such as:
-The Pilgrim’s Regress
-The Screwtape Letters
-The Abolition of Man
These are only among of my favorites. If you have not experienced the work of C.S. Lewis, I suggest that you start now. You just might find what you are looking for. You can rent textbooks on CS Lewis at Bookrenter.com.