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That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3)

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    by Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. ... That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-ups / C.S. Lewis. ...

Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner Classics, 1996.

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Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of whichThat Hideous Strengthis the third volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus'sThe Plagueand George Orwell's1984as 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.InThat Hideous Strength,the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been repulsed inOut of the Silent PlanetandPerelandraare 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.

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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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PZ3.L58534 Th2, PR6023.E926 T48 1946, PR6023.E926 T47 2003

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Paperback
Number of pages
384
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8 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
Weight
11.5 ounces

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OL7927774M
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0743234928
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9780743234924
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46003773
OCLC/WorldCat
1373819, 52372042
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1182708
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102554

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