C. S. Lewis Additional Biography

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C.S. Lewis Published by Gale Cengage

C. S. Lewis was born November 29, 1898 in a suburb of Belfast, Ireland. His father, Albert, was a successful lawyer. The family house, called...

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Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. He attended English public schools (the same as private schools in...

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Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. As a small child, he decided that he wanted to be called "Jack," perhaps...

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Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, son of Albert James and Flora Augusta (Hamilton) Lewis. As a small...

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(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 29, 1898, Clive Staples Jack Lewis was reared in a peculiarly bookish home, one in which the reality he found on the pages of the books within his parents’ extensive library seemed as tangible and meaningful to him as anything that transpired outside their doors. As adolescents, Lewis and his older brother, Warren, were more at home in the world of ideas and books of the past than with the material, technological world of the twentieth century. When the tranquillity and sanctity of the Lewis home was shattered beyond repair by the death of his mother when he was ten years old, Lewis sought refuge in composing stories and excelling in scholastics. Soon thereafter, he became...

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(Literary Masterpieces, Critical Compilation)

A. N. Wilson’s biography of Clive Staples Lewis is undeniably a provocative work. Wilson’s view, stated in his preface, is that this is not his fault: His book is provocative, he suggests, only because of the falsifications and refusals to face the truth of Lewis’ earlier biographers and apologists. Because of Lewis’ role as a defender of Christianity (as well as a writer of fiction and a literary critic), he has been turned after his death—Wilson argues—into a kind of saint, the legend in particular being created that he was a lifelong abstainer from sexual relations. This cannot be true, says Wilson; and since Lewis did in fact marry late in life, and commented in almost unambiguous terms on the satisfaction this...

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Clive Staples Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, son of Albert James and Flora Augusta (Hamilton) Lewis. As a young...

(The entire section is 2053 words.)