The book: Till We Have Faces; A Myth Retold
Written by: C.S. Lewis
From the back:
C.S. Lewis' TILL WE HAVE FACES is a
reinterpretation of the love stroy of Cupid
and Psyche, in which he has treated the myth
as freely as Shakespeare treated Holinshed.
The central character becomes an ugly,
jealously loving sister of Psyche named Orual.
There are suggestions of a moral lesson about
the values of reason and instinct. In the person
of Orual's Greek friend, the Fox, Mr. Lewis
makes a statement of the rational point of
view. In Orual's conversion from the Grecian
view to the acceptance of the miracle lies the
moral point that Mr. Lewis wisely does not
press home too strongly in this beautifully
A very touching book for those that can see
through the story, which has touched my heart,
and made me realize many things.
I read it the first time in
Read it yourself, I would say.
About the book
First published in Great Brittain by Geoffrey Bles 1956.
There is an excellent annotated bibliography about this book.
Dr. Bruce L. Edwards
gives some reading instructions.
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