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That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups, C.S. Lewis

Label
That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups
Title
That hideous strength
Title remainder
a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups
Statement of responsibility
C.S. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The last book of Lewis's sci-fi trilogy is a breakneck journey of suspense in which Dr. Ransom must choose sides in a battle between science and ethics. Like Perelandra and Out of the Silent Planet, this is a compelling work of fiction that is also, at its heart, a timeless allegory of good and evil. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which That Hideous Strength is the third volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of its moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom on his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. In That Hideous Strength, the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been 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 the force that can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization that is gaining force throughout England, N.I.C.E. (the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments), secretly controlled by humanity's mortal enemies, plans to use Merlin in their plot to "recondition" society. Dr. Ransom forms a countervailing group, Logres, in opposition, and the two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
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1898-1963
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Lewis, C. S.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6023.E926
LC item number
T47 1996b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ransom, Elwin (Fictitious character)
  • Life on other planets
  • College teachers
  • Good and evil
  • Philologists
  • Linguists
  • College teachers
  • Good and evil
  • Life on other planets
  • Linguists
  • Philologists
  • Ransom, Elwin (Fictitious character)
  • Literature, Modern
Label
That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups, C.S. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sale of college property -- Dinner with the sub-warden -- Belbury and St. Anne's-on-the-hill -- The liquidation of anachronisms -- Elasticity -- Fog -- The pendragon -- Moonlight at belbury -- The saracen's head -- The conquered city -- Battle begun -- Wet and windy night -- They have pulled down deep heaven on their heads -- "Real life is meeting" -- The descent of the gods -- Banquet at belbury -- Venus at St. Anne's
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner Classics ed.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780684833675
Lccn
96020722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34782648
  • (OCoLC)ocm34782648
Label
That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups, C.S. Lewis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sale of college property -- Dinner with the sub-warden -- Belbury and St. Anne's-on-the-hill -- The liquidation of anachronisms -- Elasticity -- Fog -- The pendragon -- Moonlight at belbury -- The saracen's head -- The conquered city -- Battle begun -- Wet and windy night -- They have pulled down deep heaven on their heads -- "Real life is meeting" -- The descent of the gods -- Banquet at belbury -- Venus at St. Anne's
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner Classics ed.
Extent
380 pages
Isbn
9780684833675
Lccn
96020722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34782648
  • (OCoLC)ocm34782648

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