The World's Last Night: And Other Essays

The World's Last Night: And Other Essays

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The World's Last Night and Other Essays is a collection of essays by C. S. Lewis published in the United States in 1960. The title essay is about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The volume also contains a follow-up to his The Screwtape Letters in the form of "Screwtape Proposes a Toast." The second, fourth and fifth pieces were published in the U.K. in a volume

Overview

The World's Last Night and Other Essays is a collection of essays by C. S. Lewis published in the United States in 1960. The title essay is about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. The volume also contains a follow-up to his The Screwtape Letters in the form of "Screwtape Proposes a Toast." The second, fourth and fifth pieces were published in the U.K. in a volume called Screwtape Proposes a Toast and other pieces (1965); the first, sixth and seventh were published in the U.K. in Fern-seed and Elephants and other essays on Christianity (1975).

Contents
"The Efficacy of Prayer"
"On Obstinacy in Belief"
"Lilies That Fester"
"Screwtape Proposes a Toast"
"Good Work and Good Works"
"Religion and Rocketry" / "Will We Lose God in Outer Space"
"The World's Last Night" / "Christian Hope - Its Meaning for Today"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156983600
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/24/1973
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 29, 1898
Date of Death:
November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:
Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:
Headington, England
Education:
Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Website:
http://www.cslewisclassics.com

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The World's Last Night and Other Essays 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of more or less miscellanious essays including one oration by the ever popular Screwtape himself. This copy like, many free ones, suffers somewhat from textual errors, in this rendering, however, they are fairly obvious and easily discounted. As to the quality of the content it was written by C.S. Lewis, need I say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Immediately engaging!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His words, wherevwe penned, are worth carefull consideration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable Lewis meal of more than a single course. Each a delectable Lewis serving, neither better than the other. Sadness only appears when you know you are thorously enjoying his sweets of dessert, not wanting the thu gh to be knowing the meal is almost all gone. A muli-course "snack", Lewis style. Very good, varied in topic, but best....C.S. Lewis! My fondest wish is that he and the apostle Paul are collaberating on reading materials for the eternal child of God to enjoy for eternity.
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I haven read this particular book, but c.s.lewi is one of my favorite authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is this book about?