Knowledge Identifier: +C._S._Lewis
Born in 1898.
Countries: United Kingdom (79%), United States (8%), Greece (4%)
Linked to: Magdalen College, Oxford, Magdalene College, Cambridge, University of Oxford, Oxford University Press
In September 1913, Lewis enrolled at Malvern College, where he remained until the following June.
In 1917, Lewis left his studies to volunteer in the British Army.
In 1921, Lewis met Yeats twice, since Yeats had moved to Oxford.
Lewis taught as a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, for nearly thirty years, from 1925 to 1954, and later was the first Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University and a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
R. Tolkien (J._R._R._Tolkien), whom he seems to have met for the first time on 11 May 1926, and by the book The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton.
The Hobbit - By late 1932 he had finished the story and lent the manuscript to several friends, including C. S. Lewis In 1936, when Griffiths was visited in Oxford by Susan Dagnall, a staff member of the publisher George Allen & Unwin, she is reported to have either lent Dagnall the book or suggested she borrow it from Tolkien
Many of the ideas in the Trilogy, particularly the opposition to de-humanization in the third volume, are presented more formally in Lewis The Abolition of Man, based on his series of lectures at Durham University in 1943.
The title is a reference to William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a concept that Lewis found a "disastrous error" (Lewis 1946, p.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Arthur Balfour - In 1962, Oxford writer C. S. Lewis told "Christian Century" that "Theism and Humanism" was one of the ten books that most influenced his thought