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Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was a novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.
Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at about the age of 30, Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England".[1] His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham (17 years his junior), who died four years later after a long battle against cancer. She was only 45 years old.
Lewis himself died three years later following a heart attack, one week before what would have been his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day Aldous Huxley died.
Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies over the years. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, in TV, in radio, and in cinema.

Clive Staples Lewis (lahir di Belfast, Irlandia, 29 November 1898 – wafat 22 November 1963 pada umur 64 tahun), lebih dikenal sebagai C.S. Lewis, adalah seorang pengarang dan sarjana Irlandia, dilahirkan dalam sebuah keluarga Protestan di Belfast, meskipun sebagian besar hidupnya dilewati di Inggris. Lewis dikenal karena karyanya dalam sastra abad pertengahan dan untuk apologetika Kristennya serta fiksi, khususnya seri bukunya yang berjudul The Chronicles of Narnia. Clive Staples Lewis dilahirkan di Belfast, Irlandia (kini Irlandia Utara), dari Albert James Lewis dan Flora Augusta Hamilton Lewis. Ia mempunyai kakak laki-laki, Warren Hamilton Lewis (Warnie), yang tiga tahun lebih tua. Sewaktu kecil ia mengambil nama "Jack", semata-mata karena ia menyukai bunyinya. Sejak saat itu ia dikenal dengan nama kecil ini oleh teman-teman dekat dan anggota keluarganya. Ibunda Lewis meninggal pada 1908, dan ia dikirim ke sejumlah sekolah di Inggris. Sekitar tahun 1913 ia meninggalkan iman Kristen masa kanak-kanaknya.
Sewaktu kecil, Lewis suka sekali akan "binatang yang berpakaian". Ia jatuh cinta pada cerita-cerita Beatrix Potter dan seringkali menulis cerita-cerita binatang dan membuat ilustrasinya. Ia dan kakaknya, Warnie, bersama-sama menciptakan dunia Boxen, yang dihuni dan dikelola oleh binatang. Lewis gemar membaca, dan karena rumah ayahnya penuh dengan buku-buku, ia merasa bahwa menemukan buku yang belum dibacanya sama mudahnya seperti menemukan sehelai rumput. Di masa kecilnya, ia juga sangat takut terhadap laba-laba dan serangga, sehingga binatang-binatang itu sering muncul dalam mimpi-mimpinya.
Di masa remajanya, ia kagum terhadap Richard Wagner dan lagu-lagu serta legenda-legenda Negeri Utara. Semuanya itu memperkuat kerinduan di dalam dirinya, hasrat yang mendalam yang belakangan disebutnya "suka cita".

Chronicles Of Narnia (English Version)
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313665/ChroniclesofNarnia1-TheLiontheWitchandtheWardrobe.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313663/ChroniclesofNarnia2-PrinceCaspian.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313662/ChroniclesofNarnia3-TheVoyageoftheDawnTreader.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313664/ChroniclesofNarnia4-TheSilverChair.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313736/ChroniclesofNarnia5-TheHorseandHisBoy.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313734/ChroniclesofNarnia6-TheMagiciansNephew.zip.html
http://www.ziddu.com/download/5313735/ChroniclesofNarnia7-TheLastBattle.zip.html

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