Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
ISBN: 0062565419
EAN13: 9780062565419
Language: English
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperOne
Book Overview
A repackaged edition of the revered author's retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche--what he and many others regard as his best novel. C. S. Lewis--the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia , and many other beloved classics--brilliantly reimagines the story of Cupid and Psyche. Told from the viewpoint of Psyche's sister, Orual, Till We Have Faces is a brilliant examination of envy, betrayal, loss, blame, grief, guilt, and conversion. In this, his final--and most mature and masterful--novel, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Fascinated by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life, C. S. Lewis wrote this, his last novel, to retell their story from the perspective of Psyche's sister, Orual: I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer . . . Why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces? Lewis provides an engaging retelling of one of the most popular myths from antiquity with what The Saturday Review called new meaning, new depths, new terrors. With his trademark insightfulness, Lewis reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives.