the screwtape letters Author:c.s.lewis Since the Screwtape Letters was first published in 1943, half a million copies have been sold in the US alone. — This edition includes a substantial new preface from the author who tells the reader something of the writing of the book, and answers the question often raised as to whether he "really believes in devils." The answer involves discussi... more »on of devils and angels in literature, art, and life. "My symbol for hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or a thoroughly nasty business office."
The edition also includes a new Screwtape piece, "Screwtape Proposes a Toast," and should find a new generation of readers for the wittist piece of writing the 20th century has yet produced to stimulate the ordinary man to godliness.
C.S.Lewis was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University until his death in 1963. He was the author of many popular books for children, including "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," and four books of adult fiction, as well as ten or eleven in the field of religion.« less