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Perelandra | [C.S. Lewis]

Perelandra

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way.
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Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of the trilogy, Dr. Ransom's adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiac kingdom.

©1944 Clive Staples Lewis; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Geoffrey Howard's skilled narration keeps the listener riveted. His scholarly handling of the text minimizes characterization, while easily distinguishing the players. Howard's respect for the subject matter equals Lewis's own and entices the listener to address serious questions of temptation and morality." (AudioFile)

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    P. Lane 07-29-09
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    "Too many conversations with the devil"

    I didn't like this book at all but I felt like I should finish it to understand book three of the trilogy. However in the prolog Lewis says that book three can stand alone.
    Perelandra has a lot of gory details that I could personally live without. We get to hear (constantly) how the devil is going to try to destroy Perelandra the same way he did earth. Over and over again. If you hated me saying the word over two times you will hate this book. If Lewis would have trimmed a couple of hours off this grueling tale it might have been a little more manageable. I don't know if men would enjoy it more. They might be able to get past the blood and guts a little easier than a woman. I loved Narnia but this is not Narnia. Skip to book 3

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    As my Wimsey takes me 07-09-08 Member Since 2008

    Words...words. Words.

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    "brilliant!"

    A lovely emotive telling of one of my favorite books.

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