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Perelandra The Second Novel In His Classic Trilogy, Perelandra Appears Again Under Its Orginal And Intended Title It Tells Of Two Men From Earth Who Plunge Out Of Space And Through The Cloud Belt On To Venus One Of Them Was A Man Possessed, An Emissary Of All Evil The Other Was A Man Driven By A Terrible, Yet Inspiring Mission On The Surface Of The Mysterious Planet Of Venus, Dr Ransom And His Enemy Were To Meet In A Titanic Struggle To Decide The Destiny Of A Young And Joyous World.C.S Lewis Classic Novels Of The Interplanetary Travels And Adventures Of Dr Ransom Out Of The Silent Planet, Perelandra Voyage To Venus And That Hideous Strength Are Published With The Full Text And Original Titling Intended By The Author For The First Time In Paperback With These New Pan Editions Remarkablea Rare Power Of Inventive Imagination The Times Literary Supplement The Description Of Venus, In Its Endless Age Of Innocence, Is Delightful The Listener

  • Paperback
  • 206 pages
  • Perelandra
  • C.S. Lewis
  • English
  • 22 March 2017
  • 9780330281591

10 thoughts on “Perelandra

  1. says:

    James, does the name Perelandra mean anything to you Yes, I believe so Poetic name for the planet Venus Inhabited by two analogues of Adam and Eve, living in a state of prelapsarian bliss All sounds rather pleasant Very good, James However, we ve received intelligence that SMERSH have infiltrated an agent, who is going to try to tempt the Eve analogue We want you to stop him Well, as a boy, I always did enjoy stealing the odd apple Don t be flippant, James I find it s the most effective way to prevent Original Sin Hmf That s as may be You ll need to see Q before being mysteriously ...

  2. says:

    5.0 stars I thought this was an AMAZING book After liking Out of the Silent Planet, this novel blew me away The theme of the book is a re telling of the Fall of Adam and Eve using Venus called Perelandra as the setting You can tell that C S Lewis was really feeling the prose as he wrote this and his passion for the work was evident throughout I thou...

  3. says:

    Great Also read in January of 1990 And also read in April of 2009 Also read in January of 1985 Also read in July of 1980 Listened to it again on audio in 2015.

  4. says:

    C.S Lewis, I m disappointed in you And that s the first time that has happened I don t share your religion, but it s never kept me from enjoying one of your books before I have been in love with the Narnia books since first I read them I enjoyed the first book in this series I even enjoyed the start of the the...

  5. says:

    It is difficult to write a review about Perelandra There is so much that could be said that it is hard to know where to begin Its story is so rich, the imagery so beautiful, the underlying themes so profound and complex, its theology so full that no summary can do it justice I would rather simply encourage everyone to read it and let each discover its joys for themselves But since there is no reason for anyone to merely take my word for it, I will do my best to support my recommendation.Though the characters and names are different, the story of Perelandra follows the basic outline of Milton s Paradise Lost Creatures made in the image of God arise on a world newly made They live in the joy of sinless obedience until two visitors arrive from outside their world the first to warn them of impending evil, the second to tempt them to disobey and fall But whereas Milton s herald is the immortal angel Gabriel, Lewis re introduces his reluctant hero from Out of the Silent Planet , the very hum...

  6. says:

    My favorite of the trilogy Excellent.The Space Trilogy by C.S Lewis is a classic early science fiction read while at the same time being a than excellent allegorical story of Christian faith I d say that if you aren t a Christian that won t keep you from enjoying the books The allegory aside you will still get wonderful time tested S F classic.This volume gives a sort of retelling allegorically of the Genesis story, but with a difference This book is in my opinion than simply well written It is in its way inspired Personally I also find it the best in the C.S.Lewis space Trilogy series story wise.If you have read the first in the series Out of the Silent Planet then you ve already met Ransom and been introduced to the allegorical pictures or names used to represent God Here Lewis takes a lo...

  7. says:

    Speculative theology, in the shape of a trip to the Morning StarWith a portrait of the devil that reminds of Poe s M Valdemar.Part of me sees this devil trope as a vile, obnoxious leftist Bent on destroying folkways for he derides the Venusian deftnessWhich makes them avoid a certain island, something the Left would call Essentialist But, really, hard to know ho...

  8. says:

    Perelandra is the second of C.S Lewis s space trilogy In that universe, it is the name of the planet Venus a beautiful sinless planet with life at its dawn Perelandra is a passionate and fierce ocean world with awesome storms, golden sunlight, millions of floating islands, and critters to inhabit them On Perelandra live only two sentient creatures the King and the Queen They rule the world as Adam and Eve A philologist named Ransom is sent from Earth as God s representative...

  9. says:

    2.5 Stars So here s a fun fact C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien were the best of friends Lewis even dedicated The Screwtape Letters to Tolkein Lewis wrote this series because of a contest him and Tolkien had, in which one of them agreed to write a trilogy about Space Travel, while the other would write a trilogy about Time Travel For Lewis, this series was the result Tolkien, unfortunately, never actually finished his book on Time Travel haha When they first met, Lewis was a staunch atheist, and Tolkien a devoted Roman Catholic As a direct result of his discussions with Tolkien, Lewis was later converted to Christianity More than that, he became what many consider to be the greatest Christian Apologist of all time , and it was his Christian faith that became the point of influence for all of his main works of fiction and non fiction alike including the Chronicles of Narnia I have read almost everything that Lewis ever wrote Narnia was my first experience with fantasy when I was very little His non fiction books like Mere Christianity and The Abolition of Man are a huge part of the reason I came to understand my own faith The Great Divorce completely changed my life He was a voice of reason where all of...

  10. says:

    Wow Lewis crafted something so incredibly special in Perelandra The theological depth found in Out of the Silent Planet, the first novel in this trilogy, was expanded and deepened in this second installment However, the density of Lewis s writing was much easier to navigate here, making for a enjoyable story all around It s rare for a second book in a series to so far surpass the first book, but that is exactly what occurs in Lewis s Space Trilogy Ransom, the hero of the trilogy, has already visited Mars While that visit was against his will, he gained so much from the experience that he leapt at the chance when the angelic being he met on the Red Planet issued a request for Ransom to explore the heavens once , this time heading for Venus What Ransom finds when he lands on Venus, or Perelandra as it is called by the angelic beings known as eldila, is unlike anything he could have imagined Mars, or Malacandra, was a planet at the end of its life cycle, as evidenced by the harsh environment and the disappearance of an entire speci...

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