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That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
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That Hideous Strength (1945)

by C. S. Lewis

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Series: Space Trilogy (3)

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I remember being terribly disappointed with this final installment of the trilogy. It was partly the change of tone, but mostly that Lewis' always present christian sermonising began to outweigh the story. I believe that he and Tolkien would argue about the presence of christian themes in their writing - both were devout men, but while Tolkien thought the story should take precedence but still have a moral centre Lewis argued that the work should always serve to be a christian message. Perhaps it is simply this fact that makes Tolkien the better storyteller. ( )
  Pezski | Jun 8, 2017 |
Jane Studdock's nightmares turn out to be true dreams and she may be a key player in a struggle between Earth's evil planetary angel and the heavens.

Although there are places where I winced a bit at Lewis's ideas of the proper relations between the sexes and the portrayal of the big, bad, lesbian Miss Hardcastle, Lewis's writing does give the story a mythic grandeur without being written in faux-medieval style, which is odd considering the medieval world view of Earth and the Heavens it comes from. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Mar 28, 2017 |
Science Fiction, Fantasy
  LadnerBaptistChurch | Feb 9, 2017 |
Literature
  CPI | Jul 29, 2016 |
abridged version, damaged copy
  brendanus | Jun 13, 2016 |
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Lewis, C. S.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Craft, KunikoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kannosto, MattiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Symancyk, BernardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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THE SHADOW OF THAT HYDDEOUS STRENGTH
SAX MYLE AND MORE IT IS OF LENGTH.
(Sir David Lyndsay: from Ane Dialog, describing the Tower of Babel)
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"Matrimony was ordained, thirdly," said Jane Studdock to herself, "for the mutual society, help, and comfort that the one ought to have of the other."
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The Tortured Planet is an abridged version of That Hideous Strength. Please do not combine them.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743234928, Paperback)

The final book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were 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 that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science. The two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.

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The final book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which includes Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were 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 that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science. The two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.… (more)

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