Screwtape is one of Lewis’s best works.
To say that The Screwtape Letters is a popular book by C.S. Lewis would be to make one of the clearest understatements regarding him. It was the first publication that put Lewis on the international radar and even if two different collections of books from the 1950’s (The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity) weren’t released, this book would have been enough to give him lasting fame.
I bring out this point because today is another anniversary for the publication of the book version (it was first a weekly “blog” in The Guardian prior to this). Interestingly, this month should almost be considered “International Screwtape Month” due to the fact that two other related anniversaries also occur. February 16, 1943 saw an American publisher release the book and then on February 27, 1961 a new edition was released entitled The Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast…
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