C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis


Born
in Belfast, Ireland
November 29, 1898

Died
November 22, 1963

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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Lett
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“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
C.S. Lewis

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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  426 votes, 17.7%

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  148 votes, 6.2%

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  36 votes, 1.5%

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  32 votes, 1.3%

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  31 votes, 1.3%

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  29 votes, 1.2%

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  9 votes, 0.4%

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  9 votes, 0.4%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  8 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  7 votes, 0.3%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  6 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

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  4 votes, 0.2%

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  4 votes, 0.2%

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  4 votes, 0.2%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  2 votes, 0.1%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

Matthew Shardlake Series - C.J. Sansom (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

The Oxford Time Travel Series (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

Nero Wolfe (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  1 vote, 0.0%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

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  0 votes, 0.0%

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