That Hideous Strength : A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups.
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1946. First American edition, first printing. Internally tight and clean, very faint soiling to text block edges, boards mottled and lightly soiled, with light wear to extremities, very good in very good price-clipped and edge worn dust jacket with multiple 1/4-1/2 inch chips, inked number to top of front flap, in mylar cover. Item #214301
The third and final book of Lewis' Space Trilogy, That Hideous Strength is part fantasy, part dystopia, part philosophy, and part educational philosophy. Not only is it the narrative climax to his science fiction trilogy it is, as Lewis states in his Preface, the literary companion to the Abolition of Man––both arguing at their core that humanity should abandon its system of moral relativism in favor of an understanding of objective value and natural law.
While friend and colleague, J.R.R. Tolkien was ultimately not as appreciative of this third volume as Lewis would have like––jestingly referring to it as "That Hideous Book"––it is nevertheless one that any serious lover of science fiction should read.