Read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis Online

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 from the vantage point of Screwtape, a senior tempter in the service of "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. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptationand triumph over itever written.Now, for the first time, The Screwtape Letters is presented with its full text alongside helpful annotations provided by Lewis enthusiast and dramatist Paul McCusker. The notes include literary, theological, and biographical information to enhance Lewis's core themes and demystify complex ideas. McCusker also guides readers to concepts and references from the beloved author's other treasured volumes to deepen and enrich this timeless classic. The annotated edition is the ultimate guide for understanding the heavenly truths buried in these epistles from below....

Title : The Screwtape Letters
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780062023179
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 223 pages
Url Type : Home » Download » The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters Wikipedia The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel by C S Lewis It is written in a satirical, epistolary style and while it is fictional in format, the plot and The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis The Screwtape Letters C S Lewis on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis is a classic masterpiece of Screwtape Letters Letters from a Senior to a Junior Buy Screwtape Letters Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil C Lewis Signature Classic by C S Lewis ISBN from s Book Store Everyday SparkNotes The Screwtape Letters Letters A summary of Letters in C.S Lewis s The Screwtape Letters Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Screwtape Letters The Screwtape Letters Quotes by C.S Lewis quotes from The Screwtape Letters She s the sort of woman who lives for others you can tell the others by their hunted expression. The Screwtape Letters Fellowship for Performing Arts A masterpiece of satire, C.S Lewis classic novel has entertained and enlightened readers worldwide with its sly and ironic portrayal of human foibles. The Screwtape Letters by C S Lewis, Paperback Barnes The Paperback of the The Screwtape Letters by C S Lewis at Barnes Noble FREE Shipping on or Radio Theatre The Screwtape Letters Focus on the NOTE This item is available only within the U.S From the award winning audio drama team that brought you Radio Theatre s Amazing Grace and The Chronicles Professor of english literature samizdat The Screwtape Let terS LeTTers from a senior To a junior deviL BY C S LewiS Professor of english literature Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford Oxford University Things You Might Not Know About The Screwtape Letters C.S Lewis s most popular non Narnia novel is a delicious, perceptive treatise on the weaknesses of human nature Here are little known facts about The Screwtape

The Screwtape Letters Reviews

  • Natalie Vellacott

    Okay...so I've probably tried to read this book at least ten times over the years and never actually finished it. I started the book again this week and even tried the audio version by John Cleese on Youtube--didn't get very far as I kept thinking about Fawlty Towers, which I happened to have watched relatively recently, and therefore couldn't take him seriously as a devil.

    I'm now analysing what it is about this book that I don't like as I usually know straight away. I'm wondering if I'm not suf
    ...more

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Screwtape Letters, Clive Staples C.S. Lewis

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ششم نوامبر سال 2016 میلادی

    عنوان: نامه های اسکروتیپ - نامه های یک شیطان عالیمقام به شیطان دون پایه؛ نویسنده: سی.اس. لوئیس؛ مترجم: شهریار روحانی؛ تهران، نشر اشراقیه، 1369، در 141 ص، موضوع: نامه ها ، مسیحیت، قرن 20 م

    نامه هایی ست از سوی یک مقام عالی رتبه ی وزارت شیطان (اسکروتیپ)، به یک شیطان کارآموز جوان (وارم وود). اسکروتیپ شاگردش را راهنمایی و روشهای فریب انسانها را برایش مینویسد. ا. شربیانی

  • Iryna (Book and Sword)

    Feb 23 , 2018

    I just picked this up again to read through some of my highlights.

    I also wanted to mention that this book is dedicated to J.R.R.Tolkien. One of the biggest literary influences dedicating his book to another one of biggest literary influences, who also happens to be his friend. If that doesn’t warm your bookish heart I don’t know what will.

    __________________________________________________

    I will be honest, this was not the easiest read. While the book itself is quite small, the ol
    ...more

  • Nandakishore Varma

    To

    MR. SOURPUSS

    Most Revered Lower Secretary

    Ministry of Temptation

    Dear Sir,

    At the outset, let me express my deep regret at a set of my letters (to my wayward nephew Wormwood) having fallen into the hands of a loyal servant of the Enemy and getting published. I will take the liberty of saying most emphatically that this is not due to any lack of foresight from my part: Your August Person used to know Wormwood, and what a nincompoop he was. I must state with no little pleasure that our current set o
    ...more

  • Tina

    Original post at One More Page

    Ah Screwtape. I've heard so much about this book but I never got to buy it because the print copy was just too expensive for something so thin. I remember splurging on the ebook instead a couple of months ago, but true to form, it took me a while to read this. I know a Lewis book is never easy reading. What better time to read this one than during the Lenten season, right?

    The Screwtape Letters is an epistolary novella that contains the letters of a demon Screwtape

    It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds; in reality our best work is done by keeping things out. (p. 16)

    There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them. (p. 25)

    It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. (p. 60)

    Now you will notice that nothing throws him into a passion so easily as to find a tract of time which he reckoned on having at his own disposal unexpectedly taken from him...They anger him because he regards his time as his and feels that it is being stolen. (p. 112)


    It's not that this book is not without hope -- in fact, it ends quite hopefully. But seeing it in the eyes of the "protagonists" it doesn't feel like it. This book is not really for fast reading -- each letter is meant to be read slowly and reflected on, maybe even discussed with other people of faith. Like other Lewis books, I think The Screwtape Letters is one for re-reading, because I'm sure different passages would hit people depending on what is the state of their life when they read this.

    Of course, this is still considered as fiction, but like all other Lewis books I've read, it's one that made me think. I can't help but remember Ephesians 6:12 as I read this book: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." The Screwtape Letters is a book that definitely needs to be read more than once. ...more

  • MelissaS

    I love this book - it really makes you think. For those who have not read it, the book is written as a compilation of letters from a "tempter," Screwtape, to his nephew, a "junior tempter" named Wormwoood. In the letters, Screwtape gives Wormwood adivce and counsel on how to best tempt his "subject" - a young man who converts to Christianity, and then falls in love with a Christian woman. Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us. What i ...more

  • Bradley

    Satire.

    Well, it's not for everyone, but considering that this was meant for uptight Christian prigs from 50 years ago, it's pretty good and timeless.

    Enter Satan, AKA Screwtape, and listen to him extolling or deriding his demon nephew on the virtues of corrupting his human charge.

    It's okay! Some of it is really funny and some of it just feels dated. But we need to put this kind of thing in its proper time and audience. The points are still valid but the people they're about are all dead. :) ... w
    ...more

  • Maureen

    I really really like this book. It's such an interesting perspective on Christianity and CS Lewis is a phenomenal story teller! I listened to the audiobook for part of this read, narrated by John Cleese, and I would highly recommend it. He is such an amazing narrator!