That Hideous Strength - LEWIS, C. S.John Lane The Bodley Head, 1949, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little rubbed at head and tail. Staining to bottom edge of text block just touching the margins of the text. Top edges of text block dusty.
3rd Impression. Relates the final adventure of Dr. Ransom, now returned from his planetary travels and living on the outskirts of an English University town. This restriction of the scene to Earth does not mean that the story is less mythical (the author calls it 'a fairy-tale') than Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. It means that the Senior Common Room at Bracton College, the quarrel between Jane Studdock and her husband, the National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments, the tame bear, and the deeply wronged fields and villages of England are here given that more than earthly back- ground, that dimension of depth which such things (in the author's view) always have in real life, though not in realistic fiction. 476pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
£23.00 (Now Sold)