Perelandra

TitlePerelandra
Year for Search1943
AuthorsLewis, C[live] S[taples](1898-1963)
Tertiary AuthorsLewis, C. S.
Date Published1943
PublisherJohn Lane, The Bodley Head
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, Northern Ireland author
Annotation

Second volume of a trilogy on the battle between good and evil. Re-enactment of the Adam and Eve myth on Venus but with no Fall. Stresses closeness to animals. The other volumes of the trilogy are 1938 and 1945 Lewis. In addition, one of the major characters of the trilogy appears in 1977 Lewis. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. New York: Scribner Classics, 1996. Rpt. as Voyage to Venus. London: Pan, 1953

Info Notes

See also Perelandra the Opera, which was written in collaboration with Lewis between 1960 to 1964 with music by Donald Swann (1923-94) and libretto by David Marsh. First performed in the U. K. in 1964 and in the U. S. as a student production in 1969. It was then performed in a new premiere in Oxford in 2009.

Title Note

 Rpt. as Voyage to Venus. London: Pan, 1953

Holding Institutions

L, PSt

Author Note

The author (1898-1963) was born and raised in Northern Ireland and spent most of his life in England.

Full Text

1943 Lewis, C[live] S[taples] (1898-1963). Perelandra. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. Rpt. New York: Scribner Classics, 1996. Rpt. as Voyage to Venus. London: Pan, 1953. L

Second volume of a trilogy on the battle between good and evil. Re-enactment of the Adam and Eve myth on Venus but with no Fall. Stresses closeness to animals. The other volumes of the trilogy are 1938 and 1945 Lewis. In addition, one of the major characters of the trilogy appears in 1977 Lewis. See also Perelandra the Opera, which was written in collaboration with Lewis between 1960 to 1964 with music by Donald Swann (1923-94) and libretto by David Marsh. First performed in the U. K. in 1964 and in the U. S. as a student production in 1969. It was then performed in a new premiere in Oxford in 2009. The author was born and raised in Northern Ireland and spent most of his life in England.