The Dark Tower: And Other Stories

The Dark Tower: And Other Stories

by C. S. Lewis

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Overview

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s definitive collection of short fiction, which explores enduring spiritual and science fiction themes such as space, time, reality, fantasy, God, and the fate of humankind.

From C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—comes a collection of his dazzling short fiction.

This collection of futuristic fiction includes a breathtaking science fiction story written early in his career in which Cambridge intellectuals witness the breach of space-time through a chronoscope—a telescope that looks not just into another world, but into another time.

As powerful, inventive, and profound as his theological and philosophical works, The Dark Tower reveals another side of Lewis’s creative mind and his longtime fascination with reality and spirituality. It is ideal reading for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis’s longtime friend and colleague.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062565525
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 418,829
File size: 776 KB

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England

Education:

Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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Dark Tower and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BethBrake More than 1 year ago
C.S. Lewis was an amazing writer and I am very impressed by his material. Unfortunately, I am not so impressed by this e-book. The book is rife with misspellings, odd punctuation, capitalization that does not belong, and just plain poor formatting. There are errors in spelling of the sort that seem to generate from digitization through scanning: transposition of letters such as F for L, and randomly placed letters or punctuation, among others. 3 stars only for the poor formatting, which sadly seriously distracts from the excellent writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of the stories in this collection can be found elsewhere. What makes this collection a treasure is the two incomplete novels, The Dark Tower and After Ten Years, both of which are well written enjoyable stories that I wish I could read the end to. also included are several other excellent stories by lewis. A definite must have for any sci-fi fan.
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Kiefer Winborn More than 1 year ago
i was astonished when i stumbled upon this book. i have enjoyed c.s. lewis's writing style for years and this is one of his most thought provoking works since the space trilogy.
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BrittanyFaith More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my Encounters with Literature class. There is a lot of criticism about whether C.S. Lewis actually wrote any of these stories though, since this was published after his death and was supposedly "discovered" by his secretary, Walter Hooper. But it is recognized as being written by C.S. Lewis regardless, and either way, The Dark Tower is very interesting, and so is some of the short stories in it -- "The Shoddy Lands" probably being my favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! But was so mad that there was no end...he seemed to stop at the most interesting part! But it was still well worth it. I had the hardest time finding it again after I first read it though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much,I started the Dark Tower Orthadox.