Perelandra

By C. S. Lewis
Read by Ralph Cosham

The Space Trilogy: Book 2

7.82 Hours 01/23/2001 unabridged
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Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed Ransom Trilogy, Dr. Ransom’s adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiacal kingdom. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order, or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man?

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Summary

Summary

Perelandra is a planet of pleasure, an unearthly, misty world of strange desires, sweet smells, and delicious tastes, where beasts are friendly and naked beauty is unashamed, a new Garden of Eden, where the story of the oldest temptation is enacted in an intriguingly new way. Here, in the second part of C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed Ransom Trilogy, Dr. Ransom’s adventures continue against the backdrop of a religious allegory that, while it may seem quaint in its treatment of women today, nonetheless shows the capability of science to be an evil force tempting a ruler away from the path that has produced a paradisiacal kingdom. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order, or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mr. Lewis has a genius for making his fantasies livable.” New York Times
“A powerful, discriminating and poetic mind, great learning, startling wit, an overwhelming imagination.” Saturday Review
“Writing of the highest order. Perelandra is, from all standpoints, far superior to other tales of interplanetary adventures.” Commonweal
“[Ralph Cosham’s] skilled narration keeps the listener riveted. His scholarly handling of the text minimizes characterization, while easily distinguishing the players. [Cosham’s] respect for the subject matter equals Lewis’ own and entices the listener to address serious questions of temptation and morality.” AudioFile
“[Ralph Cosham] provides a lively narration about the pleasure planet.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch 

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Reviews

by Orlando 9/13/2017
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The second-best book I have ever read.

If you want a refreshing revisit to the Garden of Eden, with Man's future on the line again and Satan every bit as nasty as he is in our world today -- but the outcome is a little different -- then you need to read this book. That said, this IS book two of the series, and to get the connection between why and how Ransom is who he is, you will need to read the first book, "Out of the Silent Planet."

The reader is wonderful... the story is wonderful. I think you will find it... amazing.

Cheers!

Orlando. And the best I have ever read. Why, B.H., of course!

Author

Author Bio: C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English