The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

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The Screwtape Letters Read Online Free - 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 temptation—and triumph over it—ever 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
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ISBN : 0062023179
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Joanie rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2007

It's great to read fiction that gives you a punch in a gut! It's not often a book will hold up a mirror to you and show you some things you'd rather not see. The Screwtape Letters was that book for me. Every Christian needs to get a hold of this book and read it through! It's helped me gain a deep...

MelissaS rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2008

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 "subje...

J.G. Keely rated it ★★★☆☆

May 06, 2008

If not for the fact that this is a satire in earnest, it would serve as a powerful absurdist invective against humanity itself. If this book improved my view of Christians it was only because it points out that all the faults conspicuous in the rabidly faithful are equally well-represented in the...

❄️Nani❄️ rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2018

It's always the books that I randomly come across or the spur of the moment reads that almost always end up (pleasantly) surprising me. This book was so out of my range and certainly not the kind I usually pick up but I wanted something different and wow, was it that. It was thought-provoking (and...

Miranda rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

Young Wormwood is on his very first demonic mission and is at a bit of a loss as to how to do this. There's so many ways to corrupt, but which is the right way to do evil? Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without mile...

Nandakishore rated it ★★★☆☆

November 28, 2017

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 e...

Cary rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2011

This is my first book of C.S. Lewis outside the Chronicles of Narnia Series. I want to balance my reading list with good, wholesome and inspiring Christian books so I decided to try the works of Lewis and look for an e-book. Fortunately, I was able to find one online so I started with Screwtape L...

Seemita rated it ★★★★★

January 01, 2016

Where do I begin unloading this colossal bag of thoughts that are raging in my mind since yesterday? Well, my friend, you seem to be the victim today. So be it. Don’t term me evil; it is just the scent of one, I lived with for the last five days. Actually, this work is hardly anything except for a...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

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...

Iryna (Book and Sword) rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2018

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 t...

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