Publisher: Harvest Books Publication Date: July 1980 ISBN: 0156904365
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one
unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and
profane love is Lewis's reworking of the myth of Cupid and
Psyche and one of his most enduring works.
The unlovely Orual, eldest daughter of the King of Glome,
becomes so consumed by her mingled love for and jealousy
of her beautiful half-sister that she makes a complaint to
the gods---and receives an answer she did not expect. This
novel, possibly Lewis' best work and his personal favorite.