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C.S Lewis

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C.S Lewis Biography
Childhood
C.S Lewis was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, United Kingdom. At the age of 4, little after his dog, Jacksie got hit by a car, he pronounced that his name is Jacksie. But sooner he thinks he could also be called Jack. Lewis was enraptured by fantastic animals and tales of gallantry. When he was 10, his mother died, and Lewis went on to get his pre-college at boarding schools. During WW1, he served in the English army and was sent home after being wounded by shrapnel.
His Career
Lewis graduated from Oxford University with a focus on literature and classic philosophy, and in 1925, was awarded a fellowship teaching position at Magdalen College, which was part of the university. Lewis began publishing work in the mid-1920s with his first book, the satirical 'Dymer' (1926). After penning other titles - including 'The Allergy of Love' (1936),for which he won the Hawthornden Prize- he released in 1938 his first sci-fi work, 'Out of the Silent Planet.
The Chronicles of Narnia
During the 50's, he started to publish the seven books related to 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' (1950) being the first to be published. The story focused on 4 siblings who, during wartime, walk into an armoire to enter the magical world of Narnia, a land resplendant with mythical creatures and talking animals.

Marriage and later life
In 1954, Lewis joined the faculty of Cambridge University as a literature professor. In 1956, he married an American English teacher, Joy Gresham, with whom who he had been in correspondence. Lewis was full of joy during the years of their marriage, though Gresham died of cancer in 1960. Lewis greived deeply for his wife and shared his thoughts 'A Greif Observed', using a pen name. In 1963, Lewis resigned from his Cambridge position after experiencing heart trouble. He died November 22, 1963 in Headington, Oxford
The books he published
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2. Dymer
3.The Allergy of love
4.A Greif Observed
5.Out of the Silent Planet
6.The Chronicles of Narnia series 1-8
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