The Screwtape Letters

About the Author: C.S. Lewis

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement He wrotethan thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman


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  • Hardcover
  • 223 pages
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • C.S. Lewis
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 0062023179

The Screwtape Letters 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.

10 thoughts on “The Screwtape Letters

  1. Joanie Rich says:

    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 understanding of how the forces of darkness try to undermine joy and truth I d especially recommend it to readers new to C.S Lewis, as this is a good sample of his writing and a good place to start fr 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 understanding of how the forces of darkness try to undermine joy and truth I d especially recommend it to readers new to C.S Lewis, as this is a good sample of his writing and a good place to star...

  2. MelissaS says:

    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 subject a young man who converts to Christianity, and then falls in love with a Christian woman Through the letters, you are constantly reminded and made to think about how the adversary tempts us What i 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 subject a young man who converts to C...

  3. J.G. Keely says:

    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 uninformed agnostic, if less readily apparent Lewis does his best to drag everyone down to a common level.The sharp weapon of Lewis s rhetoric tears down humanity through all its self righteous hubris, 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 uninformed agnostic, if less r...

  4. ❄️Nani❄️ says:

    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 very unnerving at times with an interesting premise that had me questioning a lot of the things that we do without even realising and the effects of these actions.You know, there are many reasons why I 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 very unnerving at times with an interesting premise that had me questioning a lot of the things that we do without even realising and the effects of these actions.You know, there are many reasons why I love Fantasy books, one of which is that it s a form of escapism However dark and or bleak enter said world is, it draws me in and gets me focusing on problems far different from anything to do with my world Well, this certainly was not that kind of a read The Screwtape Letters is a purported collection of 31 letters writt...

  5. Miranda Reads says:

    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 evilIndeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signpostsYour affectionate uncle, Screwtape. Luckily, he has his Uncle Screwtape to consult Under Screwtape s gentle guidance, Wormwood hopes to bring another soul to their Dark Fathe 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 ...

  6. Nandakishore Varma says:

    ToMR SOURPUSSMost Revered Lower SecretaryMinistry of TemptationDear 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 emphatically that this is not due to any lack of foresight from my part Your August Person used to know Wormwood, and what a nincompoop he was I must state with no little pleasure that our current set o ToMR SOURPUSSMost Revered Lower SecretaryMinistry of TemptationDear 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 emphatically that this is not due to any lack of foresight from my part Your August Person used to know Wormwood, and what a nincompoop he was I must state with no little pleasure that our current set of tempters are built of much tougher material, and consequently we have been on the winning side in our struggle with the Enemy for the...

  7. Cary says:

    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 Letters.The Screwtape Letters is a series of letters written by Scre...

  8. Seemita says:

    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 bunch of letters, from a senior to a junior it is nothingthan a series of succinct correspondence, gathered cannily and disbursed evenastutely to the promising newbies Now, have we all not Where do I begin unloading this colossal bag of thoughts that are raging in my mind since yesterd...

  9. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Screwtape Letters, Clive Staples C.S Lewis 2016 1369 141 20

  10. Iryna (Book and Sword) says:

    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 that doesn t warm your bookish heart I don t know what will _________________________...