In "The Great Divorce, " C.S. Lewis's classic vision of the Afterworld, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly English afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, and comes to some significant realizations about the nature of good and evil.
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The Great Divorce is C.S. Lewis's Divine Comedy: the narrator bears strong resemblance to Lewis (by way of Dante); his Virgil is the fantasy writer George MacDonald; and upon boarding a bus in a nondescript neighborhood, the narrator is taken to Heaven and Hell. The book's primary message is presented with almost oblique tidiness--"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, ' Thy will be done.'" However, the narrator's descriptions of sin and temptation will hit quite close to home for many readers. Lewis has a genius for describing the intricacies of vanity and self-deception, and this book is tremendously persistent in forcing its reader to consider the ultimate consequences of everyday pettiness. --Michael Joseph Gross
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Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 4 1/4 By 7". Moral, if we insist on keeping Hell we shall not see Heaven, if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest souvenirs of Hell. Wit & Wisdom. Theology. Bookseller Inventory # 015802
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0020867808
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020867808