The first book written by C.S. Lewis after his conversion to Christianity, The Pilgrim's Regress
is, in a sense, a record of Lewis's own search for meaning and
spiritual satisfaction, a search that eventually led him to
Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his
odyssey to an enchanting island that creates in him an intense
longing--a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes
him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Mr.
Mammon, Mother Kirk, and Mr. Sensible and through such cities as Thrill
and Eschropolis--and through the Valley of Humiliation.
Though the dragon 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 skillfull hands this
fable becomes as effective a Christian apologia as Bunyan's.
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