The Pilgrim's Regress [NOOK Book]

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The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing; a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media ...

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Overview

The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing; a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis as well as the Valley of Humiliation.

Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Lewis's allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say simply and through fantasy what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
An excellent book. In its sharp imagery, its clever inferences, its suspense, its characterization, and its occasional grotesque humor, it stands favorable comparison with its great model by John Bunyan.
New York Times Book Review
The allegorical characters are not just abstractions. They are, in every instance, people objectively real and subjectively true to the inner meaning. The language throughout is plain, straightforward and leanly significant. To many it will seem like a fresh wind blowing across arid waters.
Library Journal
In 1933, not long after he became a Christian, Lewis published this third work and his first novel, a portrayal of this spiritual journey. Begun as a poem, Pilgrim's Regress thankfully ended up as an allegory that obviously takes its cue from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Every bit as effective as its predecessor, Lewis's book describes the quest of John to reach the enchanted island and describes and satirizes many of the popular philosophies of the author's time, many of which also have more than a little influence in our day. Eloquent, erudite, and often witty, this tale is superbly narrated by Robert Whitfield. No stranger to the writings of Lewis, Whitfield has a well-modulated voice that easily portrays the numerous characters and gives the narrative sections a steady and consistent tempo. There are a number of Latin epigraphs, which are not translated. Public, religious/theological, and academic libraries should at least consider this audio. Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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-- Chicago Tribune
"An excellent book. In its sharp imagery, its clever inferences, its suspense, its characterization, and its occasional grotesque humor, it stands favorable comparison with its great model by John Bunyan."

-- New York Times
"The allegorical characters are not just abstractions. They are, in every instance, people objectively real and subjectively true to the inner meaning. The language throughout is plain, straightforward and leanly significant. To many it will seem like a fresh wind blowing across arid wastes."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062349309
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/20/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 199,996
  • File size: 551 KB

Meet the Author

C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis was born in 1898. Known as "Jack" by his friends, Lewis and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of a writer's club, The Inklings, who would meet at the local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis's fascination with fairytales, myths, and ancient legends coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood led him to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books in the immensely popular Chronicles of Narnia followed, and the final title, The Last Battle, received the Carnegie Award, one of the highest marks of excellence in children's literature.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

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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

Table of Contents

BOOK ONE: THE DATA

  1. The Rules
  2. The Island
  3. The Eastern Mountains
  4. Leah for Rachel
  5. Ichabod
  6. Quem Quaeritis in Sepulchro? Non est Hic

BOOK TWO: THRILL

  1. Dixit Insipiens
  2. The Hill
  3. A Little Southward
  4. Soft Going
  5. Leah for Rachel
  6. Ichabod
  7. Non est Hic
  8. Great Promises

BOOK THREE: THROUGH DARKEST ZEITGEISTHEIM

  1. Eschropolis
  2. A South Wind
  3. Freedom of Thought
  4. The Man Behind the Gun
  5. Under Arrest
  6. Poisoning the Wells
  7. Facing the Facts
  8. Parrot Disease
  9. The Giant Slayer

BOOK FOUR: BACK TO THE ROAD

  1. Let Grill be Grill
  2. Archtype and Ectype
  3. Esse is Percipi
  4. Escape

BOOK FIVE: THE GRAND CANYON

  1. The Grand Canyon
  2. Mother Kirk’s Story
  3. The Self-Sufficiency of Vertue
  4. Mr. Sensible
  5. Table Talk
  6. Drudge
  7. The Gaucherie of Vertue

BOOK SIX: NORTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. First Steps to the North
  2. Three Pale Men
  3. Neo-Angular
  4. Humanist
  5. Food from the North
  6. Furthest North
  7. Fools’ Paradise

BOOK SEVEN: SOUTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. Vertue is Sick
  2. John Leading
  3. The Main Road Again
  4. Going South
  5. Tea on the Lawn
  6. The House of Wisdom
  7. Across the Canyon by Moonlight
  8. This Side by Sunlight
  9. Wisdom-Exoteric
  10. Wisdom-Esoteric
  11. Mum’s the Word
  12. More Wisdom

BOOK EIGHT: AT BAY

  1. Two Kinds of Monist
  2. John Led
  3. John Forgets Himself
  4. John Finds his Voice
  5. Food at a Cost
  6. Caught
  7. The Hermit
  8. History’s Words
  9. Matter of Fact
  10. Archtype and Ectype

BOOK NINE: ACROSS THE CANYON

  1. Across the Canyon by the Inner Light
  2. This Side by Lightning
  3. This Side by Darkness
  4. Securus Te Projice
  5. Across the Canyon
  6. Nella sua Voluntade

BOOK TEN: THE REGRESS

  1. The Same yet Different
  2. The Synthetic Man
  3. Limbo
  4. The Black Hole
  5. Superbia
  6. Ignorantia
  7. Luxuria
  8. The Northern Dragon
  9. The Southern Dragon
  10. The Brook
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    Haven't read it yet...

    I haven't read it yet, but it sounds nice. &hearts

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    Good read

    Over all this book was a good read

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