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Of his many works, Lewis is probably best known for his book series, , which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and are now the subject of a major new series of films. With the enormous success of the first three Narnia films, , , and , is scheduled for release in 2015. In addition, other novels by Lewis are being made into films, including which is underway, and efforts are being pursued for a film based on .

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It was after his conversion that Lewis began writing his Christian apologetic books.

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In Out of the Silent Planet Lewis imagined a world, located on Mars, in which the Fall of humanity had never happened and the inhabitants lived without original sin. He returned to this theme in the sequel, Perelandra, which followed the temptation of the first woman on a new world, this time set on Venus.

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Lewis, a professor of English literature, was also busy writing nonfiction. His first major work of criticism, The Allegory of Love, was published in 1935 and very well received. Out of the Silent Planet, two years later, attracted mixed reviews, many of which compared Lewis to H.G. Wells. More surprisingly to Lewis, out of about sixty reviews, only two seemed to notice the Christian subtext.

This is a select reading list of Lewis's works and books about his life.

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That prompted Lewis to write: "[I]f there was only someone with a richer talent and more leisure I think that this great ignorance might be a help to the evangelisation of England; any amount of theology can now be smuggled into people's minds under cover of romance [heroic fantasy stories] without their knowing it."

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Lewis's first Christian fiction was Out of the Silent Planet, a science fiction novel written for adults, which was the first in a trilogy.

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One of the girls provided another piece of inspiration when she asked to play in a wardrobe in Lewis's house. He soon set out to write a story for the children, who, he thought, did not read enough. One can detect the author's own voice behind the professor's repeated cries of "What do they teach them at these schools?"

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The very first element of Narnia came to Lewis when he was sixteen. He saw in his imagination a faun (a mythological creature like a man with goat legs) carrying parcels in a snowy wood. The image stayed with him, and many years later it found a place in one of his stories.

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All three Space books included themes from various different mythologies, but That Hideous Strength was particularly criticised because of it: Professor Chad Walsh, an American authority on Lewis, disliked the Arthurian themes in the book. George Orwell thought it would be better without any supernatural elements at all. Readers, however, enjoyed the trilogy.

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Lewis began writing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1948. The inspiration is not difficult to guess. A few years earlier, during the Second World War, Lewis's household had played host to a group of children evacuated from London and other cities: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe begins with four evacuees staying in the house of an old professor.