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The Screwtape Letters | Study Guide

C.S. Lewis

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Overview

Author

C.S. Lewis

Year Published

1942

Type

Novel

Genre

Religion, Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The Screwtape Letters presents a series of 31 letters written in the first-person voice of an experienced senior devil to an inexperienced junior tempter. Each letter explores the psychology of temptation.

Tense

The Screwtape Letters is written in the present tense.

About the Title

In a mode C.S. Lewis calls "diabolical ventriloquism," the author becomes the voice of a devil named Screwtape. Through a series of letters Screwtape offers his nephew Wormwood advice on how best to secure the damnation of a human soul.

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