The Life of C.S. Lewis

By Hannah Barry

Background of C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis or Jack Lewis, was born on November 29, 1898. He had an older brother (By three years) Named Warnie. They had a carefree and safe childhood up until 1908, when their mother got cancer and died. Soon after the death of their mother, the boys went to England for a boarding school. After about two years of attending that school, it closed. Jack and Warnie went back to ireland jsut to be sent back to England a year later. He began a life long love of poetry, in 1911.

In 1916, C.S. Lewis got accepted to Oxford University. Then in 1918 he volunteered for active duty in World War I. After the war ended C.S. Lewis went back to Oxford to resume his studies. He graduated, honor student, in Greek and Latin Literature, Philosophy and Ancient History, and English Literature. He became a professer at Oxford in teaching English Literature. After 29 years at Oxford, he became a professer at Magdalene College, teaching Renaissance Literature.

He began writing books, on top of being a professer. His first book, The Pilgrim's Regress (1933). He published The lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. (1950) After the first Narnia book, C.S. Lewis wrote six more Narnia books in a six year time period. After Narnia sold over 100 million copies world wide, C.S. Lewis continued writing Autobiographies and Religious books. In 1960 his wife, Joy Gresham, died of cancer. It was a horrible impact on C.S.Lewis' life. C.S. Lewis died November 22, 1963. His books are still famous today.