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C. S. Lewis

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(1898 - 1963)

C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as “Jack”, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland. He is known for both his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy, as well as his nonfiction, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles and The Problem of Pain.



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The Chronicles of Narnia (2007)

A boxed set of paperbacks containing all seven novels with cover art by David Wiesner.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (1998)

All seven of the chronicles of Narnia are included in this volume, printed in two columns. The illustrations have been colored by Pauline Baynes, the original artist.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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An Experiment in Criticism (1961)

An Experiment in Criticism is a 1961 book by C. S. Lewis in which he proposes that the quality of books should be measured not by how they are written, but by how they are read. To do this, the author describes two kinds of readers. One is what he calls the “unliterary”, and the other the “literary”. He proceeds to outline some of the differences between these two types of readers. For example, one characterization of an unliterary reader is that the argument “I’ve read it before” is a conclusive reason not to read a book. In contrast, literary readers reread books many times, savoring certain passages, and attempting to glean more from subsequent readings.

Lewis also argued that judging books by whether they are “lowbrow” or “highbrow” is not necessarily fruitful; many “lowbrow” books prove to be valuable to a literary reader willing to approach without prejudgment. He noted that books classified as “lowbrow”, such as science fiction, are also capable of inducing a passion to re-read and imparting experience which changes reader’s worldview. Lewis suggests that books which are capable of doing this may prove to have enduring merit regardless of their genre of origin. He suggested that attempting to judge the literary merit of books based on traditional criteria may not prove fruitful.

Thus, Lewis suggests that a quality book is one that someone, anyone will re-read. A highbrow view that such a book is poor quality has failed to appreciate whatever qualities merit re-reading by someone.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): None

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The Horse and His Boy (1954)

Bree, a talking horse from Narnia, joins up with Shasta, a young slave in Calormen, to escape to Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Horse and His Boy (2007)

Shasta, a young slave in Calormen steals (or is stolen by) Bree a Narnian horse and sets out for Narnia and the north. Along the way he joins up with Aravis and her Narnian mount Hwin. Together they make for Archenland.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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The Last Battle (1956)

Tirian, the last king of Narnia summons Jill and Eustace to his aid when his kingdom is overrun by the Calormenes.

1956

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Last Battle (2007)

Tirian, the last king of Narnia summons Jill and Eustace to his aid when his kingdom is overrun by the Calormenes.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1981)

Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1998)

Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2007)

Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Story for Children (1950)

Evacuated from London during the Blitz, the four Pevensie children discover a new world in the wardrobe in the spare room - Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Magical Land of Narnia Puzzle Book (1998)

This is an activity book based on all things Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Magician’s Nephew (1955)

Digory’s uncle sends him and his neighbor Polly to the land between the worlds and he comes back with the cruel witch Jadis. In an attempt to get rid of her they all end up in the newborn world of Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Magician’s Nephew (1994)

Digory’s uncle sends him and his neighbor Polly to the land between the worlds and he comes back with the cruel witch Jadis. In an attempt to get rid of her they all end up in the newborn world of Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Magician’s Nephew (2007)

Digory’s uncle sends him and his neighbor Polly to the land between the worlds and he comes back with the cruel witch Jadis. In an attempt to get rid of her they all end up in the newborn world of Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes
David Wiesner

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A Map of Narnia and the Surrounding Countries (1972)

A poster map of Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Narnia Chronology From the Archives of the Last King (2008)

This is an interactive timeline based on the Narnia novels by C. S. Lewis.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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The Narnia Trivia Book (1999)

Everything you could possibly want to know about Narnia.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Pauline Baynes

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Out of the Silent Planet (1943)

While on a walking tour Professor Ransom is shanghaied on an interplanetary voyage to Mars where he learns that his conception of the how the world is organized is very far from the truth.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Perelandra: A Novel (1944)

Professor Ransom is summoned to Venus where he witnesses - and takes part in - a re-enactment of the temptation in the Garden of Eden.

Author(s): C. S. Lewis
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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