The Dark Tower and Other Stories

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“‘Of course,’ said Orfieu, ‘the sort of time-travelling you read about in books—time-travelling in the body—is absolutely impossible.’”

So begins The Dark Tower, a captivating novella that continues the adventures of Dr. Elwin Ransom after the events of Out of the Silent Planet, the first novel is Lewis’s Space Trilogy. In Orfieu’s office at Cambridge University, five men gather to witness the breach of space-time through the chronoscope, a telescope that looks not just into ...

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Overview

“‘Of course,’ said Orfieu, ‘the sort of time-travelling you read about in books—time-travelling in the body—is absolutely impossible.’”

So begins The Dark Tower, a captivating novella that continues the adventures of Dr. Elwin Ransom after the events of Out of the Silent Planet, the first novel is Lewis’s Space Trilogy. In Orfieu’s office at Cambridge University, five men gather to witness the breach of space-time through the chronoscope, a telescope that looks not just into another world, but into another time. Also included are "After Ten Years," Lewis’s retelling of Menelaus’s battle for Helen, "The Man Born Blind," the story of a man who after gaining sight for the first time in his life learns about the relative nature of reality, and three other short stories. A necessary anthology for fans of futuristic fiction, this collection cements Lewis’s place in the science fiction canon.

“A superb storyteller.” –Anthony Burgess

A collection of Lewis's complete shorter fiction, including two previously unpublished works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156027700
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/6/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 593,472
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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C. S. Lewis

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters , The Four Loves , Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy .

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    1. Also Known As:
      Clive Staples Lewis (real name); Clive Hamilton, N.W. Clerk, Nat Whilk; called "Jack" by his friends
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 29, 1898
    2. Place of Birth:
      Belfast, Nothern Ireland
    1. Date of Death:
      November 22, 1963
    2. Place of Death:
      Headington, England

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    Good collection but poor formatting

    C.S. Lewis was an amazing writer and I am very impressed by his material. Unfortunately, I am not so impressed by this e-book. The book is rife with misspellings, odd punctuation, capitalization that does not belong, and just plain poor formatting. There are errors in spelling of the sort that seem to generate from digitization through scanning: transposition of letters such as F for L, and randomly placed letters or punctuation, among others.
    3 stars only for the poor formatting, which sadly seriously distracts from the excellent writing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    great collection of lewis' work

    Most of the stories in this collection can be found elsewhere. What makes this collection a treasure is the two incomplete novels, The Dark Tower and After Ten Years, both of which are well written enjoyable stories that I wish I could read the end to. also included are several other excellent stories by lewis. A definite must have for any sci-fi fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    an amazing book

    i was astonished when i stumbled upon this book. i have enjoyed c.s. lewis's writing style for years and this is one of his most thought provoking works since the space trilogy.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

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    I read this book for my Encounters with Literature class. There is a lot of criticism about whether C.S. Lewis actually wrote any of these stories though, since this was published after his death and was supposedly "discovered" by his secretary, Walter Hooper. But it is recognized as being written by C.S. Lewis regardless, and either way, The Dark Tower is very interesting, and so is some of the short stories in it -- "The Shoddy Lands" probably being my favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    Dark Tower

    I loved this book! But was so mad that there was no end...he seemed to stop at the most interesting part! But it was still well worth it. I had the hardest time finding it again after I first read it though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2000

    Best Book Ever

    I loved this book so much,I started the Dark Tower Orthadox.

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