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Out of the Silent Planet - C. S. [Clive Staples] Lewis

Pan, 0, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy.

From the cover: “Out Of The Silent Planet is a distinguished, writer’s remarkable novel about a space-ship adventure! Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge linguist, is kidnapped by two scientists for a sinister purpose and finds himself unwillingly launched into space with them on a hazardous expedition. After a brilliantly described journey they reach the planet Malacandra (which is Mars). Ransom escapes from his companions, wanders in a monstrous forest, and encounters a strange creature with whom, in due course, he learns to converse. At first he is terrified of the planet’s inhabitants, fearing to be sacrificed, but soon he discovers that they are more humane than most humans on the Earth. He is told about the three totally different races on Malacandra, who, dwelling in separate regions, live without rivalry or enslavement to science; and he is brought into the presence of the great ruler of the planet, all-wise and invisible, who speaks to him of Malacandra’s history and of the Earth s. The Earth, of course, is the "silent planet" of the novel’s title, and Mr. Lewis holds it to be possessed by an evil spirit; in contrast, he represents Malacandra as a world of harmony and peace. The story ends with Ransom’s perilous return to the Earth.”
Size: A Format (7" x 4½")
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 0330021729

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