The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set) : An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, the Screwtape Letters, Miracles, the Great Divorce, the Problem of Pain, a Grief Observed, the Abolition of Man, and the Four Loves

The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set) : An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, the Screwtape Letters, Miracles, the Great Divorce, the Problem of Pain, a Grief Observed, the Abolition of Man, and the Four Loves
Author: C S Lewis
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Publisher: HarperOne
Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 960
Hours of reading: 16.0 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: US$79.64

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A gorgeous boxed set that includes all eight paperback volumes of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics. Boxed together for the first time, here are the signature spiritual works of one of the most celebrated literary figures of our time. Perfect for gift-giving, The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set) contains: Mere ChristianityThe Screwtape LettersThe Great DivorceThe Problem of PainMiraclesA Grief ObservedAbolition of ManThe Four Loves

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C S Lewis Biography

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and Anglican lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, but he is also noted for his other works of fiction, such as The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, including Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis was close friends with J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. Both men served on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis's 1955 memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an "ordinary layman of the Church of England". Lewis's faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim. Lewis wrote more than 30 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian scholars from many denominations. In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from kidney failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in Ulster, Ireland (before partition), on 29 November 1898. His father was Albert James Lewis (1863–1929), a solicitor whose father Richard Lewis had come to Ireland from Wales during the mid-19th century. Lewis's mother was Florence Augusta Lewis née Hamilton (1862–1908), known as Flora, the daughter of Thomas Hamilton, a Church of Ireland priest, and the great-granddaughter of both Bishop Hugh Hamilton and John Staples. Lewis had an elder brother, Warren Hamilton Lewis (known as "Warnie"). He was baptised on 29 January 1899 by his maternal grandfather in St Mark's Church, Dundela.When his dog Jacksie was killed by a car, the four-year old Lewis adopted the name Jacksie. At first, he would answer to no other name, but later accepted Jack, the name by which he was known to friends and family for the rest of his life. When he was seven, his family moved into "Little Lea", the family home of his childhood, in the Strandtown area of East Belfast.As a boy, Lewis was fascinated with anthropomorphic animals; he fell in love with Beatrix Potter's storie ... Read full biography

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