About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
Kenneth Branagh, was already a celebrated stage actor when, in 1988, he made his debut as a film director with Henry V; among other films he has directed are Dead Again, Peter's Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, In Bleak Midwinter, Hamlet, and Love's Labour's Lost; as a performer he has been seen in Conspiracy, Celebrity, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Date of Birth:November 29, 1898
Date of Death:November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:Headington, England
Education:Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved Michael York reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but the volume was a little uneven. Very quiet during narration, loud when characters were speaking. Lynn Redgrave read Prince Caspian, she did a fine job, although I was not fond of her "Aslan" voice. The volume was much more even for this book.The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is read by Derek Jacobi, one of my favorite actors. I love his reading, all except the voice of Lucy. Still, his characterization of them all is very well done.Jeremy Northam read The Silver Chair. He is my favorite reader so far. He gets Puddleglum just right, as well as the mood and tone of the other characters. Sound quality was very even as well.Alex Jennings read The Horse and His Boy. I love the story of Shasta, probably my favorite boy in the Narnia series. Jennings did a fine job of reading, but his whispery voice for Shasta and Aravis were a bit annoying.The Last Battle is read by Patrick Stewart. This is my least favorite of the Narnia stories, it is so painful. However, hearing Patrick Stewart read it made it bearable. He is an excellent reader. So good in fact that I was not aware of "him" so much as simply caught up in the hearing of the tale.I am so glad this set was produced. I consider it to be one of my cherished treasures now.