The Screwtape Letters

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The Screwtape Letters(1942) is a novel by C.S. Lewis which contains 31 letters from an old demon called Screwtape to his apprentice, Wormwood. In the letters, Screwtape gives advice as how to tempt his "patient" and keep him from following God's persuasion. Wormwood fails to bring suitable results. The patient becomes a Christian, has a revival, and dies in a bomb explosion without succumbing to Wormwood's temptation. It is dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien, his friend and fellow novelist. [1] In some versions of this book, at the end, there is an addendum called Screwtape proposes a toast. In it, Screwtape gives advice to some graduating devils on the state of the battle against "the Enemy"(God). He proposes a toast to "Principal Slubglob and the College!"[2]

  1. The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis, C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd., 1996.
  2. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, C.S.Lewis Pte. Ltd., 1996.