C. S Lewis

His favorite books as a kid were Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and the secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

As a teenager, he loved Poetry especially the works of Virgil. He was said to have made these statement.

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only ones”

“It is a good rule after reading a new book never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between”.

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally and often far-more reading at the age of fifty and beyond”.

Born on November 29, 1898 C.S Lewis grew up around books and loved to read. He felt that finding a book to read was as easy as walking into a field and finding a new blade of grass.

According to history he was one of the intellectual giants and arguably one of the most influential writer of his days.

A first class graduate in Greek, Latin , Literature, philosophy and Ancient History and English literature.

He thought English at Magdalene College, Oxford were he worked for 29 years.

He wrote books like;
Pilgrims Regress in 1933, which was about his spiritual journey to christian faith.

“Allegory of love in 1936. This book won the Hawthorn den Prize, and is still considered as a master piece today. It’s a work on the history of love literature from early middle age to Shakespeare’s time.

Out of the silent planet 1938 was the first of trilogy of science friction novels.

His book, the chronicles of Narnia fantasy series was adapted into various films for big and small screen.

These are some of his works among other great books he wrote both for adult and children.
C.S Lewis life tells the story of how reading can touch a man and add colour to his career.


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