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 told tale.

Personal comments

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 June, 1995.

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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