The Pilgrim’s Regress
As C. S. Lewis’s first work of fiction and the first book he wrote after converting to Christianity, The Pilgrim’s Regress is a highly personal allegory revealing the spiritual journey that brought him to an acceptance of his faith.
Modelled on John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Regress, the novel tells the story of the boy who, after glimpsing a beautiful island that fills him with an intense yearning, sets out on a pilgrimage in pursuit of his desires. It addresses satirically the cultural fads and spiritual trends people turn to in the search to fill a void that, as Lewis discovers, can only be filled by God.
Autobiographical, tightly structured, learned and thorough, The Pilgrim’s Regress is an impactful and intelligent work, and an essential read for those who havea deep appreciation for Lewis’ work and his journey to and within Christianity.