The pilgrim's regress: an allegorical apology for Christianity, reason, and romanticism

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W.B. Eerdmans, 1981 - Fiction - 209 pages
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The first book written by Lewis after his conversion, this is, in a sense, the record of Lewis' own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction--a search that eventually led him to Christianity. "Stands favorable comparison with its great model by John Bunyan".--Chicago Tribune.

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Review: The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason, and Romanticism

User Review  - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads

I love CS Lewis but I'll be honest here. this one went almost completely over my head the first time I read it. I got a philosophical reference here and there but Lewis was so well versed in ... Read full review

Review: Pilgrim's Regress

User Review  - Braktheitalian - Goodreads

Very dry. Reading this book after becoming accustomed to Lewis' characteristic insight and proverbial brevity was a jarring step backwards. I can respect it as an early work. I can see the seeds of developing style. But it's hard to digest mere seeds. Read full review

Contents

BOOK ONE THE DATA
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THE RULES
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THE ISLAND
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Copyright

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About the author (1981)

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 enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles. Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963.

Michael Hague is renowned as the illustrator of many children's classics, including editions of "The Wizard Of Oz", "Peter Pan", "The Hobbit", and "The Velveteen Rabbit", as well as "The Book Of Dragons" and "The Book Of Pirates". He lives with his wife, Kathleen, a frequent collaborator, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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