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- Clive Staples Lewis, also known as “Little Jack”, was born in Belfast, Ireland, on 29 November 1898. He was the son of Albert James Lewis, a lawyer, and Florence Augusta Lewis, a mathematician.
- C.S. Lewis’ mother died in 1908 and he was sent to England and enrolled at Campbell College, but he, unfortunately, had to leave school due to respiratory problems.
C.S. Lewis’ Literary Career
- His passion for writing began in 1919 and he published his first book, Spirits in Bondage, under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton. He published Dymer in 1926.
- In 1925, he graduated from Oxford University and was offered to teach at Magdalen College. By then, he joined a group of intelligent writers consisting of his brother Warren Lewis, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien) and other friends. They called themselves The Inklings.
- C.S. Lewis’ book, The Allegory of Love (1936), won the Hawthornden Prize.
- Two years later, he wrote Out of the Silent Planet, which was his first book in the trilogy.
- Lewis’ first fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia consisted of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950), followed by Prince Caspian (1951), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), The Silver Chair (1953), The Horse and His Boy (1954), The Magician’s Nephew (1955) and The Last Battle (1956). The series has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages.
Later Life and Death
- Lewis married an American English teacher named Joy Davidman Gresham, but she died of cancer four years later. He Lewis shared his thoughts using a pen name and wrote the A Grief Observed (1961).
- A year after of his wife’s death, Lewis became ill with blood poisoning from inflamed kidneys. He suffered his first heart attack on 16 July 1963.
- C.S. Lewis resigned from teaching after his convalescence. Four months after falling ill, on 22 November 1963, C.S. Lewis died.
- The assassination of President John F. Kennedy overshadowed his death.
C.S Lewis Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about author C.S Lewis across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use C.S Lewis worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about C.S. Lewis who was an English scholar and a popular writer and author of more than thirty-five books.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- C.S. Lewis Facts
- That’s Little Jack!
- The Chronicles of Narnia
- Name them All
- Word Search
- Onto the Big Screen
- Publication v. Chronology
- Name that Book!
- Tolkien and Lewis
- The Joy of His Life
- C.S. Lewis Says
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