The Life of C.S Lewis

by:jacob boss stokes

c.s lewis

C. S. Lewis, or Jack Lewis, as he preferred to be called, was born in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland) on November 29, 1898. He was the second son of Albert Lewis, a lawyer, and Flora Hamilton Lewis. His older brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis, who was known as Warnie, had been born three years earlier in 1895. Initially when Lewis turned to writing children's books, his publisher and some of his friends tried to dissuade him; they thought it would hurt his reputation as writer of serious works. J.R.R. Tolkien in particular criticized Lewis's first Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. He thought that there were too many elements that clashed—a Father Christmas and an evil witch, talking animals and children. Thankfully, Lewis didn't listen to any of them.Following the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950, Lewis quickly wrote 6 more Narnia books, publishing the final one, The Last Battle, in 1956. Although they were not well received at first by critics and reviewers, the books gained in popularity through word of mouth.

The Narnia books have since sold more than 100 million copies and are among the most beloved books of classic children's literature.Clive Staples Lewis (1898 - 1963) was born in Belfast, Ireland. Lewis received a scholarship to University College, the oldest of the Oxford colleges. In 1917 he enlisted in theservice and was commissioned as a second lieutenant and assigned to frontline action. .As an author, and especially in the fatntasy genre his is best known for The Chronicles of Narnia written for children.