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That Hideous Strength (Scribner Classics) [Hardcover]

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Pages   380
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.64" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1996
Publisher   Scribner
ISBN  0684833670  
EAN  9780684833675  

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Dr. Ransom enters the increasingly pressing conflict between science and ethics and embarks on a mysterious journey

Publishers Description
Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which "That Hideous Strength" is the third volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's "The Plague" and George Orwell's "1984" as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of its moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C. S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom on his dear friend J. R. R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time.
In "That Hideous Strength, " the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been repulsed in "Out of the Silent Planet" and "Perelandra" are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for the force that can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization that is gaining force throughout England, N.I.C.E. (the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments), secretly controlled by humanity's mortal enemies, plans to use Merlin in their plot to "recondition" society. Dr. Ransom forms a countervailing group, Logres, in opposition, and the two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.

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More About C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.

C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.

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  2. Chronicles of Narnia
  3. Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
  4. Radio Theatre
  5. Scribner Classics
  6. Shepherd's Notes
  7. Space Trilogy (Paperback)

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That Hideous Writing  Jun 1, 2008
Hideously good, that is. This is the final book in his space sequence. It seems everytime I mention Lewis, some person is like, oh yeah, Narnia! Please. He wrote Narnia as an afterthought. His actual work is the Space Sequence, a serious look at Sci-Fi from a Christian perspective. Him and Tolkien teamed up back in tha day, him doing scifi and Jrr doing fantasy. Turns out Jrr was actually quite peeved at the success Lewis enjoyed with Narnar. In fact, the book contains a few nods to LotR, probably in an attempt to establish `realistic' continuity. But I digress. What's the book actually about?

Well, I highly recommend you read the early books first, although this can sort of stand alone. Basically, there's a big conspiracy (almost exactly like the Technocracy of Mage fame) somewhere in England, to take over the world, although their goal at first is merely England. They intend to `process' the individuals who have proven unfit for the New World Order. And who's gonna stop them? Arthur and Merlin, that's who! The climax of this book is about the best 20 pages I have read anywhere, involving calling down the Planetary Spirits, basically to wreak havoc upon the foes.

Whereas Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra both involve travels to other planets, THS takes place entirely upon earth, although the spirits of those planets do make quite an appearance. Really, this is among the finest writing ever published, and very relevant today, although I'd have to do some conspiracy-unraveling to connect the dots. But I'm sure you can do that, yourself!

What's really great about the book is the characterization. Even when the baddies are descending into cartoonish supervillainy, they remain sympathetic, as Lewis surely intended this to be a morality play. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of treating everything as a scientific experiment, especially in a small, and then isolated country such as england.
Short: If you like Christianity and Sci-Fi at all, buy this book!!!
A book that requires INTENSITY of THOUGHT (and time)  Apr 17, 2008
This was by far my favorite of the trilogy (Perlandria was my least). First off, it is almost a misnomer to call them a trilogy. The style, feel, and even genre of this book is different than the other two. Lewis says that in the introduction, reading the other two is not even required to read this one (although it certainly does help, and I recommend very highly doing so).

A lot of people are quick to criticize this book for the occasional slow part, the lack of focus on the main character of the other two, and having too much philosophy and ideals stuffed into too small a space.

My main comment is that this book has to be read slowly. Lewis calls it a "Fairy tale for grown ups", but it is much more. There is so much philosophy, theology, social commentary and satire in there that if read as a quick fling sci fi or fantasy book, most of the point of it is missed. It encapsulates post-war england in a way that is truly striking: the hopes, the fears, the cynicism.

I read this fast the first time, and thought a lot of it was kinda slow, but the end was great (but should have been longer), and that was that. But for some reason, in the years since I had read it the first time, it kept popping up in my mind. Situations from it would come out of nowhere, and whisper lessons to my mind.

So, I just re-read it, but with much more intensity of thought, and time, and have completely fallen in love. It borders on the prophetic, in its strongest parts. And those are not in the action parts. The messages it bears are legion, if we are careful enough to listen!
Probably Lewis's worst.  Mar 12, 2008
Firstly let me say I'm an atheist; I find all religious beliefs to be rather silly.

However this book (even more than its predecessors) is awful. It's not so much about Lewis's religious beliefs as about his politics and personal life; the whole thing is a huge compendium of Blimpish Tory ranting against anything vaguely liberal in Britain post-1945. Far and away Lewis's worst and most infuriating book. It is also embarrassingly, offensively, sexist ("Write no more books, have children instead").
There is quite a lot of messed up sexism in the whole trilogy, even more so than Lewis's work in general. It seems to (mainly) boil down to a lot of the "essentialist male = closer to God" nonsense and monarchy-worship (Lewis was an ardent monarchist and distrusted democracy, as shown in this and other books).
It seems to me that Lewis (to paraphrase Patricia Schroder) was scared by the whole notion of a woman who has a brain and a uterus.

Lewis must have been going through a pretty bad time personally during and right after the war, to write such a bizarre, mean-spirited, book. Perhaps it's more about Lewis's own doubts, and his reaction to the general loss of religious faith caused by the war, as the book seems to be written to bolster his *own* faith.

Also the book is downright illogical in it's perception of god (e.g. the Merlin character's pronouncements against Jane for using birth control; obviously Lewis's god couldn't cope with a diaphragm.......). If this is God's will, that we be governed by the apparent mentality of a sulky child, then indeed it is a toss-up which side is good and which evil
Futurity Meets Creativity--The End of a Trilogy   Mar 1, 2008
That Hideous Strength is the culmination of Lewis's stylized creativity and his realizable mythology. This final book (in his acclaimed "space trilogy") introduces readers to a brilliant mundaness--a setting where both nothing and everything could happen simultaneously. It is a sleepy, stubborn, stubbornly sleepy novel that awakes to the furious dawn of Lewis's imagery and delicious plot. Lewis has once again shown himself to be an excellent writer but more shocking than that...a eerily accurate kind of prognosticator. Futurity meets creativity in this work!
strength  Jan 19, 2008
to long a time lapsed from ordering the book to when i actully recd it, on january 8th 2008. checked online, and this product was sent to phoenix arizona, where it sat for at least a week. poor quality control as far as tracking the shipping.

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