The intent of this article is to initiate examination into the extent to which That Hideous Strength (1945), the last of the Ransom trilogy, is shaped by the “Curdie books”—particularly the second, The Princess and Curdie (1882).6 In doing so, some of MacDonald’s influence on Lewis’ understanding of “myth,” of “semantic unities,” and even of literary criticism will be set forth.
Johnson, Kirstin Jeffrey
""The Curdie Books, Please": C.S. Lewis' Co-creative Reading in That Hideous Stength,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol5/iss1/4