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That Hideous Strength (1944) [Novel]
by C. S. Lewis Rating: Weighted - 7.0 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (13 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Space Trilogy (C.S. Lewis)
Part: 3

Summary (From the publisher):

In That Hideous Strength, the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for the force that can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization that is gaining force throughout England, N.I.C.E. (the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments), secretly controlled by humanity's mortal enemies, plans to use Merlin in their plot to "recondition" society. Dr. Ransom forms a countervailing group, Logres, in opposition, and the two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.

Original title: That Hideous Strength


Genre: FictionScience FictionScience Fantasy

Edition #1: That Hideous Strength

That Hideous Strength (1944)
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Language: English

  • "Biting wit, superlatively nonsensical excitement, challenging implications." New York Times
  • "No one in the least susceptible to Mr. Lweis's conjurations...can drop the book at all." Saturday Review
  • "Well-written, fast-paced satirical fantasy" Time
  • "In his usual polished prose, the author creates an elaborate satiric picture of a war between morality and devilry." The New Yorker
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That Hideous Strength (1969)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, England
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330021702
Dimensions: 4 3/8 x 7 x 5 in
Pages: 252
Notes (From the publisher): 8th printing, 1969

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That Hideous Strength (1965)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Collier Books (Macmillan)
ISBN: 0020869606
Pages: 382

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