The Dark Tower and Other Stories

The Dark Tower and Other Stories


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C.S. Lewis's reputation as a religious writer is rivaled by his skill as a writer of fiction, to which the interplanetary trilogy and the seven Chronicles of Narnia bear witness. The present volume collects all of his shorter fiction: The Dark Tower and "The Man Born Blind" - previously unpublished - as well as four other stories.

The Dark Tower, an eerie, highly entertaining fragment of a novel, finds five men gathered secretly in a room at Cambridge University to witness the workings of the chronoscope, an invention that "does to time what the telescope does to space." The resulting sequence of bizarre events involves Dr. Elwin Ransom, familiar to readers of Lewis's Out of the Silent Planet. "The Man Born Blind," a short story, dramatizes the relationship between appearance and reality. Previously published work collected here includes a retelling of a Greek myth entitled "After Ten Years" and three skillful science fiction tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780151239023
Publisher: Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/1977
Pages: 158

About the Author

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England


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.