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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One)
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One) by C.S. Lewis 0684833646 9780684833644
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One) by C.S. Lewis

Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C. S. Lewiss Space Trilogy, of whichOut of the Silent Planetis the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert CamussThe Plagueand George Orwells1984as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogys central figure, C. S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J. R. R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkiens trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewiss fantasy series The Chronicles of Namia as children unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English languages most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time.Out of the Silent Planetintroduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swifts Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity.

Author: C.S. Lewis

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 160

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 1996-10-01

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ISBN: 0684833646


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