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Book Title: The Screwtape Letters the Christian Classic Series|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 962 KB
v The author of the book: C.S. Lewis
Edition: Marvel Comics
Date of issue: May 1994
ISBN 13: 9780840762610
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Read full description of the books The Screwtape Letters the Christian Classic Series:This review is for the Marvel Comics "Christian Classics Series" graphic novel adaptation. Concerning it's a totally different attempt at the work and has a completely different ISBN, why Goodreads fails to consider them different entities is bemusing.
Even in an adaptation of a diabolically twisted perspective, C.S. Lewis's work shines through as an intelligent presentation of Christian belief. I did not compare each selection with the prose version of the epistolary book, but I'm fairly certain a fair amount of editing and paraphrasing was done, in part to trim the letters down to manageable comic-book size (though fortunately the creative team did not decide to squeeze the work into typical panels on a page). The main problem with this version, though, is the artwork. Clearly this book is not suitable for children, since the depiction of the devils and their activity (though undoubtedly considered "tame" by "modern aesthetic standards" - an issue Lewis addresses within the work!) is rather grotesque and disturbing. It does not match the tone of Lewis's work at all, trying to add too many visual "gags" and what the creative team no doubt thought would be "creative appropriate background design." Some of it works, but most of it fails. Had the characters resembled the cover versions throughout the body of the work, perhaps that would have helped. It was a nice idea to adapt Lewis's work, but not enough respect or understanding was put in by the staff to make this the success it could have been.
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He 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 Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman.
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