The Pilgrim’s Regress.

C.S. Lewis' Pilgrim's Regress; Signed by Him

The Pilgrim’s Regress.


Item Number: 138853

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1950.

Later printing of the author’s rare third book. Octavo, original cloth, cartographic endpapers. Boldly signed by C.S. Lewis on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable, this is the first example we have seen signed.

In 1933, not long after he became a Christian, Lewis published this third work and his first novel, a portrayal of this spiritual journey. Praised by the New York Times as "the allegorical characters are not just abstractions. They are, in every instance, people objectively real and subjectively true to the inner meaning." Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Lewis's allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say with fantasy and simplicity what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion. In Lewis's skillful hands this fable becomes as effective a Christian apologia as Bunyan's.

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