Till We Have Faces

by C.S. Lewis

In this timeless tale of two mortal princesses- one beautiful and one unattractive-C.S.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 313 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.18 out of 5
  • Published August 6th 2006 by Harcourt Paperbacks
  • Original Title: Till We Have Faces
  • ISBN: 0156904365 (ISBN13: 9780156904360)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Psyche
  • Orual
  • Literary Awards: Tähtifantasia Award Nominee (2014)

In this timeless tale of two mortal princesses- one beautiful and one unattractive- C.S. Lewis reworks the classical myth of Cupid and Psyche into an enduring piece of contemporary fiction. This is the story of Orual, Psyche’s embittered and ugly older sister, who posessively and harmfully loves Psyche. Much to Orual’s frustration, Psyche is loved by Cupid, the god of love himself, setting the troubled Orual on a path of moral development.Set against the backdrop of Glome, a barbaric, pre-Christian world, the struggles between sacred and profane love are illuminated as Orual learns that we cannot understand the intent of the gods “till we have faces” and sincerity in our souls and selves.