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Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples) 1898-1963

Works: 4,237 works in 12,886 publications in 26 languages and 291,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Children's audiobooks  Fairy tales  History 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Narrator, Honoree, Annotator, Performer, Translator, 001, Contributor, Composer, Illustrator
Classifications: PR6023.E926, FIC
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The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( Book )
397 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 16,469 libraries worldwide
Welcome to Narnia, a delightfully magical land where talking animals, fauns, dwarfs, centaurs, and friendly giants llive in peace and harmony. But, because this is a fairy tale, life in Narnia is not all goodness. When four English school children find their way into this mysterious other world, they are struck by a scene of dazzling snow -- cold, silent, and forbidding. for a wicked White Witch has cursed the land with eternal winter. With the arrival of the children, the little creatures come out of hiding -- it is rumored that the golden lion, Aslan, their wise and gracious ruler, is on his way to Narnia. The children's strange and unexpected adventures are climaxed in a glorious and fierce battle in which they aid the lion king in his triumph over the White Witch. - Jacket flap
The silver chair by C. S Lewis( Book )
363 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 11,153 libraries worldwide
"Eustace and his friend, Jill, are pulled back into Narnia because Prince Rilian, the son of King Caspian, has disappeared. With the aid of a rather gloomy marshwiggle the children set out to find him. But will they be able to resist the enchantment of the Lady of the Green Kirtle ..."--Prelim
Out of the silent planet by C. S Lewis( Book )
215 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 6,332 libraries worldwide
In the first book of C.S. Lewis's legendary science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and spirited by spaceship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life. First published in 1943, this classic interplanetary fantasy continues to delight readers around the world. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which Out of the Silent Planet is the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. Out of the Silent Planet introduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swift's Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity
Perelandra : a novel by C. S Lewis( Book )
144 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 5,152 libraries worldwide
Dr. Ransom is ordered to Perelandra by the supreme being, and there he finds a Garden of Eden
The chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis( Book )
249 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,326 libraries worldwide
All seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia are now available together in a hardcover volume which includes an essay by C.S. Lewis, On Three Ways of Writing for Children, where he explains precisely how the magic of Narnia first came to life
The problem of pain by C. S Lewis( Book )
195 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,298 libraries worldwide
"How human suffering raises almost intolerable intellectual problems."
The allegory of love; a study in medieval tradition by C. S Lewis( Book )
175 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in English and held by 3,466 libraries worldwide
Love is the commonest these of serious imaginative literature and is still generally regarded as able and enabling passion. Love has not always taken such precedence, however, and it was in fact not until the eleventh century that French poets first began to express the romantic species of passion which English poets were still writing about in the nineteenth century. This book is intended for students of medieval literature from A-level upwards. Anyone interested in the `Courtly Love' tradition
English literature in the sixteenth century, excluding drama by C. S Lewis( Book )
109 editions published between 1944 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,881 libraries worldwide
Discusses the literary development of literature in the sixteenth century without a discussion of drama
The discarded image; an introduction to medieval and Renaissance literature by C. S Lewis( Book )
101 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,775 libraries worldwide
C.S. Lewis's The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later ages as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organisation of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'
A preface to Paradise lost by C. S Lewis( Book )
179 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,724 libraries worldwide
Author C. S. Lewis examines John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and the epic genre, discussing epic technique, subject matter, and style and the elements of Milton's story
The joyful Christian : 127 readings from C.S. Lewis by C. S Lewis( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,607 libraries worldwide
An anthology of more than 100 selections from the writings of an influential and popular English theologian
Studies in words by C. S Lewis( Book )
98 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,461 libraries worldwide
Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C.S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language
An experiment in criticism by C. S Lewis( Book )
86 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,274 libraries worldwide
"Professor Lewis believed that literature exists above all for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He doubted the use of strictly evaluative criticism, especially its condemnations. Literary criticism is traditionally employed in judging books, and 'bad taste' is thought of as a taste for bad books. Professor Lewis' experiment consists in reversing the process, and judging literature itself by the way men read it. He defined a good book as one which can be read in a certain way, a bad book as one which can only be read in another. He was therefore mainly preoccupied with the notion of good reading: and he showed that this, in its surrender to the work on which it is engaged, has something in common with love, with moral action, and with intellectual achievement. In good reading we should be concerned less in altering our own opinions than in entering fully into the opinions of others; "in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself". As with all that Professor Lewis wrote, the arguments are stimulating and the examples apt"--Publisher description
The case for Christianity by C. S Lewis( Book )
75 editions published between 1942 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 2,194 libraries worldwide
Based on two series of broadcast talks (Right and wrong: a clue to the meaning of the universe and What Christians believe) given in 1941 and 1942
The horse and his boy by C. S Lewis( Sound Recording )
78 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,069 libraries worldwide
A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians
The voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S Lewis( Sound Recording )
88 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 libraries worldwide
When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia itself.--
Of other worlds: essays and stories by C. S Lewis( Book )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
The contemporary writer discusses elements in fairy tales and science fiction, often overlooked by critics and presents three selections from his own works. Bibliogs
God in the dock : essays on theology and ethics by C. S Lewis( Book )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
Contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Christian author C.S. Lewis between 1940 and 1963, in which he discusses the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, vivisection, the role of women in the church, ethics, politics, and other topics
The world's last night, and other essays by C. S Lewis( Book )
25 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,856 libraries worldwide
"We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it."In these seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, the famous, infamous Screwtape makes a special appearance, proposing a toast that brilliantly explores the many opportunities for exploiting evil in the world. Lewis also considers the evidence for whether and how prayer works, plays with the meaning of the words "I believe," and asks what happens to our concept of God when we send rockets into outer space. And, in a moving final piece, he forces us to wonder how we should live if any day might bring the world's last night. Anyone who ever appreciated his unique blend of humor, paradox, and searing insight will find these further thoughts from C.S. Lewis richly illuminating and remember that he is, as ever, one of the greatest writers and challengers of living faith."[Lewis] addresses himself to the task of disputing belief with energy, humor, and intense conviction."--Los Angeles Times"Reveals the expected wit, the Chestertonian ability to make Christian orthodoxy exciting and fit for the brave rebel, and an abundance of offbeat insights into the human scene."--New York Times Book Review C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, including The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity, and Surprised by Joy
Studies in medieval and Renaissance literature by C. S Lewis( Book )
57 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,757 libraries worldwide
This book is a collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime. The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature while the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante (The Divine Comedy), Malory (Le Morte d'Arthur), Spenser (The Faerie Queene), and Milton (Comus). Lewis's insightful yet accessible writing will captivate anyone with an interest in medieval and Renaissance literature. (From back cover of book)
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Alternative Names
C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis Brits schrijver
C. S. Lewis écrivain et universitaire irlandais
C. S. Lewis irischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler
C. S. Lewis mannurat
C. S. Lewis medievalista, apologista cristiano, crítico literario, académico, locutor de radio y ensayista británico
C. S. Lewis Talasulat among Christian apologist
C. S. Lewis yozuvchi
C. S. Leƿis
C. S. 루이스
C. S. ルイス 1898-1963
Clerk, N. W.
Clerk N. W. 1898-1963
Clive Staples Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis angielski pisarz, historyk, filozof i teolog
Clive Staples Lewis britský spisovatel irského původu
Clive Staples Lewis scrittore e filologo britannico
CS Lewis
Hamilton, C. 1898-1963
Hamilton, Clive
Hamilton Clive 1898-1963
K.S. Luis
K. С. Луис
Klaivas Steplesas Lujis
Klaivs Steiplss Lūiss
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Lewis, Jack
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Lʹi︠u︡is, Klaĭv 1898-1963
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L'juis, K. S.
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Luyisi 1898-1963
Ruisi, C. S.
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Ruisu, C. S. 1898-1963
Staples-Lewis, Clive 1898-1963
Κλάιβ Στέιπλς Λιούις Βρετανός συγγραφέας
Клайв Льюис ирландский писатель и учёный
Клайв Стейплз Льюїс
Клайв Стейпълс Луис
Клайв Стэйплз Льюіс
Льюис К. С. 1898-1963
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Льюис, Клайв Стейплз 1898-1963
Льюис, Клайв Степлз 1898-1963
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לואיס, קליב סטפלס
לואיס, קליו סטפלס 1898-1963
לואיס, קליוו סטפלס
לוויס, צ. ס
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كلايف ستابلز لويس، 1898-1963
كليف ستيبلز لويس، 1898-1963
لويس، جاك، 1898-1963
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لويس، سي. إس. (كليف ستيبلز)، 1898-1963‏
لويس، كليف ستيبلس
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सी.एस. लुईस
सि. यस. लिविस्
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루이스, C. S. 1898-1963
루이스, 클라이브 스테이플즈 1898-1963
루이스, 클리브 스테이플스 1898-1963
ルイス, C. S
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路易斯 1898-1963
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