The Pilgrim's Regress

The Pilgrim's Regress

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By (author) C. S. Lewis, Illustrated by Michael Hague

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  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 221 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 10 January 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0802806414
  • ISBN 13: 9780802806413
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 92,505

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The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction -- a search that eventually led him to Christianity.Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing 7mdash; a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis as well as the Valley of Humiliation.Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Lewis's allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say simply and through fantasy what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion.

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-- Chicago Tribune"An excellent book. In its sharp imagery, its clever inferences, its suspense, its characterization, and its occasional grotesque humor, it stands favorable comparison with its great model by John Bunyan."-- New York Times"The allegorical characters are not just abstractions. They are, in every instance, people objectively real and subjectively true to the inner meaning. The language throughout is plain, straightforward and leanly significant. To many it will seem like a fresh wind blowing across arid wastes."