The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a 172-page paperback published by Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., first published in 1961, this copy is the twenty-fourth printing of 1977. The book is in good original condition.
"Our war aim is a world in which Our Father Below has drawn all other beings into himself: the Enemy wants a world full of beings united to him but still distinct."
Thus is the eternal war for the soul of man explained by Screwtape, a professional devil and self-described undersecretary of the department of temptation. His brilliantly conceived letters to his nephew Wormwood--a "junior tempter"--sparkle with the suavity of satanic logic and resound with the lofty, near-cynical humor with invariably accompanies a deep-seated knowledge of the human psyche.
The Screwtape Letters gradually unfolds as a series of explicit directives and plans through which Wormwood may subvert and twist human strivings toward love, charity and wisdom, manipulating the human soul to his own diabolical ends. Fascinating in its cunning and incredibly acute awareness of the flaws and foibles of man, this small masterpiece has been read by millions since C.S. Lewis wrote the first letter for a newspaper during World War II.Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 62-16314