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Chapter OneIt was a wonderful vehicle, blazing with golden light, heraldically coloured. The Driver himself seemed full of light and he used only one hand to drive with. The other he waved before his face as if to fan away the greasy steam of the rain. A growl went up from the queue as he came in sight. 'Looks as if "he had a good time of it, eh?... Bloody pleased with himself, I bet... My dear, why can't he behave "naturally? — Thinks himself too good to look at us... Who does he imagine he is?... All that gilding and purple, I call it a wicked waste. Why don't they spend some of the money on their house property down here? — God! I'd like to give him one in the ear-'ole.' I could see nothing in the countenance of the Driver to justify all this, unless it were that he had a look of authority and seemed intent on carrying out his job.

My fellow passengers fought like hens to get on board the bus though there was plenty of room for us all. I was the last to get in. The bus was only half full and I selected a seat at the back, well away from the others. But a touslehaired youth at once came and sat down beside me. As he did so we moved off.

'I thought you wouldn't mind my tacking on to you, ' he said, 'for I've noticed that you feel just as I do about the present company. Why on earth they insist on coming I can't imagine. They won't like it at all when we get there, and they'd really be much more comfortable at home. It's different for you and me.'

'Do they "like this place?' I asked.

'As much as they'd like anything, ' he answered...

Synopsis:

C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewiss revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 

Synopsis:

C. S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell—and the chasm fixed between them—is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside.

In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven? This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C. S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and on what God really offers us.

Synopsis:

C. S. Lewis takes us on a profound journey through both heaven and hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898. As a child, he was fascinated by the fairy tales, myths, and ancient legends recounted to him by his Irish nurse. The image of a faun carrying parcels and an umbrella in a snowy wood came to him when he was sixteen. Many years later, the faun was joined by an evil queen and a magnificient lion. Their story became The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. Six further Chronicles of Narnia followed, and the final title, The Last Battle, was awarded the United Kingdom's prestigious Carnegie Award.

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SuzEque, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by SuzEque)
Makes you think about the path your on, and if that will lead you toward heaven on earth and heaven when you leave this earth.
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Makes you think about the path your on, and if that will lead you toward heaven on earth and heaven when you leave this earth.
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meganpardue, June 16, 2008 (view all comments by meganpardue)
C. S. Lewis has not only written the ever famous Chronicles of Narnia, but also other beautiful works of literature, that remain, years later, masterful imaginary tales. This book, in particular, which I believe is often overlooked, articulates powerfully through allegory, questions about the meaning and purpose of life. In reading this account about what Lewis calls, the great divorce, I was swept up into this imaginary world, found myself asking these difficult questions, and resonating easily with his intricate characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060652951
Author:
Lewis, C. S.
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Lewis, C.S.
Author:
by C. S. Lewis
Author:
L
Author:
ewis, C. S.
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Christianity - Literature
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Subject:
Spirituality
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.32 in 9.30 oz

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"Synopsis" by , C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewiss revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 
"Synopsis" by , C. S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell—and the chasm fixed between them—is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside.

In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven? This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C. S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and on what God really offers us.

"Synopsis" by , C. S. Lewis takes us on a profound journey through both heaven and hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.
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