C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

originally published:
London : Geoffey Bles

This copy was shortlisted for our first Classic Book Cards set. Image courtesy of Biblioctopus.


  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1950)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 11/29/1898
died: 11/22/1963
born as: Clive Staples Lewis

British scholar, novelist, and author of some 40 books, most of them on Christian apologetics, the most widely known being The Screwtape Letters (1942). He also achieved considerable fame with his stories for children, The Chronicles of Narnia, which have become classics of fantasy. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Lewis is also know for his science-fiction trilogy. He wrote several books on the history of English literature, taught at Oxford and Cambridge, and was a good friend of J.R.R. Tolkien.


We offered this copy of the first American edition in our Catalog 83.