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The Screwtape Letters

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The Screwtape Letters

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

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  • Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was educated at Cherbourg House, Malvern College, and Oxford. He was professor of medieval and renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. His conversion from atheism to Christianity in 1931 resulted in a flow of outstanding theological books, but it was The Chronicles of Narnia that he became best known for.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Known for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, C.S. Lewis wrote the wittiest defense of Christianity ever. Humorist John Cleese won AUDIOFILE Earphones for his 1999 enactment of the correspondence between two devils plotting the damnation of one man's soul. Ralph Cosham is a slightly less demented fiend, but the text itself remains hilarious. And the pre-digital Cleese version cut 36 minutes from a book with zero percent body fat. Here Cosham's organ-like voice also lends resonance absent from that production. This is, therefore, the best audio ever spoken of the funniest defense of Christianity ever written. Both the Cleese and Cosham readings are available at audible.com. Bad news for "our father below." B.H.C. 2007 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
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