A novel by C.S. Lewis. It's a brillant reinterpretation of the Greek Cupid and Psyche myth set in a barbarian kingdom with the traditional roles very much changed while very similar. The story is told from the point of view of Orual, the eldest daughter of the King of Glome. Her youngest sister, Psyche, is far too beautiful for her own good, and only tragedy comes from the struggle between Orual and the local god on the mountain to claim Psyche for their own. C.S. Lewis always has an interesting view of religion, and he presents the gods in a way that allows people of any belief to appreciate it. Still, the best part of the story is Orual's place in it - she replaces the spite of the older sisters of the Greek myth with love, and the effect is the same. Moralistic, but interesting, and a relatively rare work by a well-known author.

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