THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH by C.S. Lewis

THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another oddly absorbing fantasy in the Porelandra series, which finds Dr. Ransom using his interplanetary associations to combat the dangers that are threatening the earth, originating in England. An institute designed to combine state and laboratory plans to rule the world, and Ransom and his loyal followers are able to forestall the program through the true-dreaming of Jane Studdock, unhappily married to Mark, a University instructor, who is seduced by the Institute's plans. Merlin and his unearthly powers are enlisted, and Jane routes him to Mark instead of the Institute- and ultimately the leaders are vanquished, the power of the Institute destroyed. Mark escapes- to Jane....Lewis has once again portrayed civilization ironically- entertaining concepts of mankind's struggle for the future, the destiny of the universe. Amazing Pseudo-documentation -- and a disturbing undercurrent of perception of forces at work today. For is special audience. Sell as C.S. Lewis' approach to the problem of the atomic age!
Pub Date: May 21st, 1946
ISBN: 0684833670
Page count: 394pp
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1946




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