Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. LewisTill We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

byC. S. Lewis

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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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.

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently ...
Title:Till We Have Faces: A Myth RetoldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062565419

ISBN - 13:9780062565419


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating I had high hopes for this book and it didn't let me down. C. S. Lewis's writing is enchanting, and his take on this classic myth is so unique and unexpected you won't be able to put it down. Definitely worth a read, even if you're not familiar with the story of Eros and Psyche.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read This book moved me in ways I never thought possible. It is poignant and written with a sort of musicality that only C.S. Lewis can pull off. Though it is a mystical story of magic and mystery, there is also an underlying humanity to the story that is painfully real. It is a story of love, loss, and the human condition, and I'd recommend it to anyone who'd like to have their heart a little broken, then bandaged up for the better.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just wonderful! Honestly incredible. I always have high expectations when reading Lewis and this didn't disappoint.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Read I read this book a few years ago and it immediately became my favourite book. In Lewis's signature style, it captures the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche in a beautiful and unprecedented way. The characters are rich and vivid, the setting tastes of adventure and heroism, and the storyline follows the struggle of Orual, Psyche's older sister, as she rails against the religious and social norms of her time (ancient Rome) to discover the Truth for herself. It is an amazing read and unlike any other novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading. As with much of Lewis's writing, it is a perfect marriage of the analytical and the poetic.
Date published: 2017-03-05