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The Problem of Pain 7,569 copies, 55 reviews
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold 7,529 copies, 145 reviews
A Grief Observed 7,128 copies, 89 reviews
That Hideous Strength 7,109 copies, 82 reviews
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The Space Trilogy 2,134 copies, 16 reviews
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The World's Last Night 1,032 copies, 8 reviews
An Experiment in Criticism 979 copies, 15 reviews
Broadcast Talks 871 copies, 1 review
The Collected Works of C.S. Lewis 832 copies, 4 reviews
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Letters to an American Lady 796 copies, 8 reviews
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Present Concerns 371 copies, 3 reviews
Visionary Christian 354 copies, 1 review
Narrative Poems 349 copies, 5 reviews
Christian Behaviour 266 copies, 1 review
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C. S. Lewis on Joy 192 copies, 2 reviews
C. S. Lewis on Grief 176 copies, 1 review
C. S. Lewis on Faith 166 copies, 2 reviews
Wisdom of Narnia 165 copies, 1 review
C. S. Lewis on Love 161 copies, 3 reviews
Selected Literary Essays 131 copies, 2 reviews
Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis 116 copies, 2 reviews
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Spenser's Images of Life 72 copies, 1 review
Selected Books 51 copies, 1 review
The Tortured Planet 38 copies, 1 review
Arthurian Torso 23 copies, 1 review
Dymer: a poem 13 copies
Education and History 4 copies, 1 review
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Anthology 1 copy
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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and 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 for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings.[1] According to Lewis's 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".[2] 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[3] 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 apologists 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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C. S. Lewis first published A Grief Observed under the alias "N. W. Clerk". Don't separate that name, unless there will ever be an author called N. W. Clerk turning up.

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