The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters Summary

This is the classic written by C. S. Lewis as a dedication to his dear friend J. R. R. Tolkien. A masterpiece of satire, The Screwtape Letters has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comical, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis presents to us the correspondences of the worldly-wise old devil, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.
This edition includes the hilarious and enlightening sequel, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, where the scene is in Hell at the annual dinner of the Tempters’ Training College for young Devils. Screwtape, who is the guest of honour, rises up to propose a toast.
‘The book is sparkling yet truly reverent, in fact a perfect joy, and should become a classic.’ - The Guardian
‘Excellent, hard-hitting, challenging, provoking.’ - The Observer

Book Reviews

The Deep Reader

Amazing Book and Collection5 star

C. S. Lewis’ entire theology collection is amazing! It opens our minds to see reality in a more expansive way! Read this and read all of them!55


Must read.5 star


totally stoked about Jesus

I was so confused1 star

So many have read these letters and talk about them; I was lost and didn’t enjoy them at all! I had a hard time Turing myself in the shoes of Screwtape or Wormwood. This was not my style15


Screwtape Letter’s5 star

Excellent book to read.55

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