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The Screwtape Letters

By Lewis, C S




The Screwtape Letters is a work of Christian apologetics by C. S. Lewis, first published in book form in 1942. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, so as to advise him on methods of securing the damnation of an earthly man, known only as "the Patient. " Screwtape (along with his trusted scribe Toadpipe) holds an administrative post in the bureaucracy ("Lowerarchy") of Hell, and acts more as a mentor than a supervisor to Wormwood, the inexperienced tempter; almost every letter ends with the signature, "Your affectionate uncle, Screwtape. " In the body of the thirty-one letters which make up the book, Screwtape gives Wormwood detailed advice on various methods of undermining faith and promoting sin in his Patient, interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine. In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis provides a series of lessons in the importance of taking a deliberate role in living out Christian faith by portraying a typical human life, with all its temptations and failings, as seen from the demon/devil's viewpoint. Wormwood and Screwtape live in a peculiarly morally reversed world, where individual benefit and greed are seen as the greatest good, and neither demon is capable of comprehending or acknowledging true human virtue when he sees it. Versions of the letters were originally published in The Guardian, and the standard edition contains an introduction explaining how the author chose to write his story. While The Screwtape Letters is one of Lewis' most popular works, Lewis claimed that the book was "not fun" to write, and he "resolved never to write another 'Letter'. " (See his Preface to Screwtape Proposes a Toast. ) However, in 1959 he wrote an addendum, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, which takes the form not of a letter but rather an after-dinner speech given by Screwtape at the Tempters' Training College for young demons. It first appeared as an article in the Saturday Evening Post. The Screwtape Letters, along with Screwtape Proposes a Toast, has also been released on both audiocassette and CD narrated by John Cleese of Monty Python and Joss Ackland.


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The Screwtape Letters.

LEWIS, C. S.

NY:: Macmillan,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1943. Hardcover. B001J1STF2 . First American edition. Previous owner's (John Nicholas Brown) blind-stamp on half-title page, short tear (with no loss) on last page, else very good in a very good (age toning, short open tear at the top of the rear flap fold) dust jacket. ; 160 pages .

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$1,000.00

The Screwtape Letters (Association Copy)

C. S. Lewis

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1943. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. This copy contains the bookplate of Eleanore M. Jewett, the author of Newbery-award-winning "The Hidden Treasure of Glaston." A tight, neat copy with no writing. Light foxing to endleaves. The dust jacket is price clipped and edgeworn, with archival tape reinforcement at two folds. The back flap is separated but heldnicely by the mylar. This book, dedicated to J. R. R. Tolkien, was one of those that thrust Lewis into the limelight in the mid twentieth century. Full refund if not satisfied.

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$750.00

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The Screwtape Letters

LEWIS, C.S

Geoffrey Bles, 1942. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original black cloth in near fine condition, with extremely clean pages, just fractional nibbling on one side of the cream spine label. The first issue of Lewis's famous book is very scarce in such a smart appearance.

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$624.99

The Screwtape Letters: Includes Screwtape Proposes a Toast by C.S. Lewis (1996-06-03)

C.S. Lewis

Scribner. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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$435.05

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The Screwtape Letters: Also Includes "Screwtape Proposes a Toast

Lewis, C. S.

Broadman & Holman Publishers. New. 2000. Paperback. 0805420401 . IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened -- 128 pages. -- with a bonus offer .

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$368.05

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The Screwtape Letters (LITERATURE, RELIGION)

Lewis, C. S.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Harper San Francisco. New. 2001. Paperback. 0060652934 . IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - FLAWLESS COPY, AVOID WEEKS OF DELAY ELSEWHERE. -- clean and crisp, tight and bright pages, with no writing or markings to the text. -- with a bonus offer .

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The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C.S

London: Geoffrey Bles Ltd., 1943. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. NO. Copyright 1943. First British Edition, Stated Fourteenth Printing Thus, Reprinted September, 1944. Published by Geoffrey Bles Ltd: The Centenary Press, London.Copyright page states" : "Reprinted with some alterations by kind permission of "The Guardian." Printed in Great Britain by Unwin Brothers Limited. Woking. USED. NOT AN EXLIB. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET, PROTECTED IN A MYLAR WRAP. Original price 5s. net. Crisp, clean black cloth boards with white paper pastedown title label on spine. Hinges are intact, pages are clean and bright. 160 pages. Former owner name is written on the front free endpaper. Dark blue dust jacket. This item presents well, Appearing nearly as new. RARE IN A NICE DUST JACKET. Will ship from United States.

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$349.97

The Screwtape Letters: Marvel Comics

C. S. Lewis

Marvel Comics. Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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$237.25

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Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis

Amereon Ltd. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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The Screwtape Letters (The Christian Library)

C. S. Lewis

Barbour Publishing, Incorporated, 1985-11-01. Hardcover. Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$198.98

Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C. S.

Bantam Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0553249096 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! . New.

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The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C. S.

New York: Macmillan, 1943. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 2nd printing month after1st edn published, red covers, VG, minor tape to tp..

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$175.50

The Screwtape Letters (The Christian Library)

Lewis, C. S.

Barbour Publishing, Incorporated. Hardcover. 0916441334 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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The Screwtape Letters

Lewis, C. S.

Toronto: S. J. Reginald Saunders, 1945. Green cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Very light wear at head and heel of spine. A sticker to rear endpaper at upper inner corner. Binding tight, book clean throughout. Dust jacket with two chips at head of spine, one small piece out near center of spine, spine a bit darkened, overall a clean and very good dust jacket. A nice copy of the First Canadian Edition. . First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

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$150.00

The Screwtape Letters

C.S. Lewis

Easton Press. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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$146.21

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

Lewis, C. S

West Chicago, Illinois: Lord and King Associates, 1976. SCARCE. 106 pages, with 11 full-colour illustrations. Green cloth covers with gold titles, very light foxing to edges, otherwise text is clean and unmarked, binding is tight, Fine. Black mylar-wrapped dust jacket wth white titles, light wear to top of spine and corners, Near Fine.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Moore, Wayland.

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$143.75

The Screwtape Letters

C. S. Lewis

HarperCollins. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j

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$140.87

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The Screwtape Letters: Complete and Unabridged: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

C. S. Lewis

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Audio CD. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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The Screwtape Letters: includes Screwtape Proposes a Toast (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics, Sixtieth Anniversary...

C. S. Lewis

HarperCollins (2 April 2002). Paperback. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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The Screwtape Letters (The Christian Library)

C. S. Lewis

Barbour Publishing, Incorporated. Hardcover. Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L

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$133.66