Great Divorce by C S Lewis

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 


About C S Lewis

See more books from this Author
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, when 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.Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
Published May 28, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 164 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Great Divorce

The Seattle Times

(Lewis, quite famously, ditched his own atheism to embrace Christianity.) In any case, it's good to see Taproot back in business.

Feb 10 2010 | Read Full Review of Great Divorce

In Lewis's own words, "If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell."

Mar 15 2016 | Read Full Review of Great Divorce

Broad Street Review

(215) 829-9002 or Theater • Permalink • Print-friendly version • Send to a friend Amid a thundering rainstorm, a wretched academician finds himself alone in a deserted town whose center seems unreachable no matter how long he walks toward it, because t...

Jan 24 2013 | Read Full Review of Great Divorce

Broad Street Review

Lewis’s The Great Divorce, which explains to a highly misguided world the right way to get to heaven.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of Great Divorce

Broad Street Review

BY: Jackie Atkins 02.10.2012 In Anthony Lawton’s vision, heaven welcomes even murderers as long as they display good manners at the pearly gates.

Jan 23 2013 | Read Full Review of Great Divorce

Reader Rating for Great Divorce

An aggregated and normalized score based on 1103 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review

Reader reviews & activity

User Review

Michael Manley 19 Aug 2013

Rated the book as 5 out of 5