The Illustrated Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

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9780007273553: The Illustrated Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

The world-famous satirical novel in which a Senior Devil tutors a Junior Devil in a series of sly but increasingly frustrated letters. This new edition, heralding the release of Screwtape as a new cinema film, is beautifully illustrated with humorous cartoons by the artist Papas.

This classic masterpiece of satire has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to ‘Our Father Below’. Now this most engaging account of temptation – and triumph over it – is in production as a theatrical film release, and it is the perfect time to discover (or rediscover) the beautifully written satanical satire that is The Screwtape Letters.

At once wildly comic, deadly serious and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man.

This new edition is beautifully illustrated with a sequence of hilarious cartoons depicting the devilish Screwtape and the resourceful young Wormwood which demonstrate each character’s attitudes and reactions to the events in the letters. These remarkable drawings by the late William Papas, in the mould of classic political satirical cartoons, are uniquely complemented by their inspiration - C.S. Lewis’s own rarely-seen sketch of Screwtape.

Dedicated to Lewis’s friend and colleague J.R.R. Tolkien, and now complete with Lewis’s own preface and his essay “Screwtape Proposes a Toast”, the only other occasion when he wrote about Screwtape, this new illustrated edition is the ultimate version of this must-read classic work of literary humour.

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Review:

‘A mixture of wit, insight and brilliance of the kind you rarely meet. ‘ STEPHEN FRY

'It's a firework, it's abrasively funny and exhilarating to read.' Sunday Times

‘The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.’ Guardian

‘Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.’ Observer

From the Back Cover:

A TIMELESS CLASSIC ON ‘HELL’S LATEST NOVELTIES AND HEAVEN’S UNANSWERABLE ANSWER’.

Screwtape is an experienced devil. His nephew Wormwood is just at the start of his demonic career, and has been assigned to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian.

Their letters are one of C.S. Lewis's most brilliant imaginative creations and, on publication, were recognised as a milestone in the history of popular theology.

"The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic".
'The Guardian'

"Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, thought-provoking".
'The Observer'

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