Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C S

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold is a 1956 parallel novel by C. S. Lewis. It is a retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, which had haunted Lewis all his life, and which is itself based on a chapter of The Golden Ass of Apuleius. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, and is constructed as a long-withheld accusation against the gods.

First Edition Identification and Notes

The book was first published by Geoffrey Bles, London,  in 1956. The novel is octavo and features original blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957-  This is the first American Edition. Hardcover with red cloth over boards, features silver and black lettering along with illustrations on the spine.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

On Nov 26, 2010, arslectoris said:
"Till We Have Faces" is my very favourite of the many excellent C. S. Lewis works I have read. On the surface, it is a retelling of the classic Greek myth of Psyche and Cupid, but in Lewis's capable hands it takes on far greater depth and signifigance- using the form of the myth, he creates a beautiful story of one woman's journey into bitterness and despair, and beyond it into joy. There are many striking themes woven into this tale, but the one that most impressed itself upon me was the question asked at the very end of the book, "how can we see the gods face-to-face until we have faces?" In other words, how can we understand God unless we are like Him? We are not like Him; He would not be God if we were- so how can we judge Him? We cannot judge Him; He is the one who judges us, and until we understand that, we are like the main character in this book, wandering bitterly in the dark because we will not accept the light on God's terms. Till We Have Faces is an incredible illustration of the truth that God is incomprehensible, and that when we attempt to judge Him we are really only judging ourselves. I very highly recommend this book!

Available copies

image of Till We Have Faces (Signed First Edition)

Till We Have Faces (Signed First Edition)

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Shelley and Son Books
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$6,000.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. IN HAND MADE CLAMSHELL BOXSigned by Lewis. Presented in a beautiful clamshell box especially made for this copy. On the front of the box the front cover of the dust wrapper is reproduced.Blue cloth boards with gilt text on the spine. 320 pp. Artistic… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6,000.00
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C.S.

Seller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,000.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ with cloth sunned through jacket at spine. Previous owner inscription to front free end paper, toning to pages, foxing to textblock edge. In a Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket with short tears at the ends of the spine joints, toning, and light soiling… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,000.00
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C.S.

Seller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1956
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,000.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Near Fine with fading to cloth at edges, heavy foxing to textblock edge, offsetting to front and rear free endpaper. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light toning to spine and edges, and foxing to the white portions. A lovely copy.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$1,000.00
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by LEWIS, C S

Seller
Rainford and Parris Books - PBFA
Published
1956
Condition
NF/NF
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$685.43

Show Details

Description:
Geoffrey Bles, 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. NF/NF. 1st Edition, 1st Impression. 12.5x19cm original dark blue boards with gilt titles to the spine, 320pp. The original dust jacket is unclipped, showing 15s. net at the corner of the front flap and the code APT/H50 on the rear flap. The boards are in near fine condition, with… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$685.43
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces - A Myth Retold.

by LEWIS, C.S.

Seller
Peter Ellis bookseller
Published
1956
Item Price
$649.35

Show Details

Description:
Geoffrey Bles, London., 1956. First edition. Octavo. A 320-page novel based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche.Free endpapers partially tanned. Fine in very good indeed dustwrapper with several nicks at the top edge. A fresh copy.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$649.35
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold.

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold.

by Lewis, C.S

Seller
Raptis Rare Books
Published
1956
Item Price
$500.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. First edition of Lewis' final novel retelling of Cupid and Psyche, based on its telling in a chapter of The Golden Ass of Apuleius. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket, bookplates to the front pastedown. Jacket art by Biggs. The first part of the book is written from the perspective… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$500.00
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
1998-09-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780783802756
Item Price
$244.60

Show Details

Description:
1998-09-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$244.60
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
mclinhavenbooks
Published
1957
Condition
Very Good
Edition
first American Edition.
Item Price
$170.00

Show Details

Description:
New York: Harcourt, brace and Company, 1957. first American Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1957, First American edition, first printing. Red cloth over boards with silver and black lettering and illustrations on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Top page edges tinted. Shelf… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$170.00
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C.S.

Seller
BOOKMARK Ltd
Published
1956
Condition
VG
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.20

Show Details

Description:
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1956. Clean blue cloth on boards with gilt titles. Spine: Paperthin sunning to head & foot; an ever so slight convex rise down spine. Eps: some ex dj shadowing. Clean content. Binding is VG+. 320p Dj: light dusting of few only foxing and soiling. Spine: head & foot with thin wear, chips… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$150.20
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
1980-05-08
Condition
New
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$134.84

Show Details

Description:
1980-05-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$134.84
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2012-05-01
Condition
New
ISBN
9781441710079
Item Price
$123.05

Show Details

Description:
2012-05-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$123.05
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Better World Books
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780756972226
Item Price
$122.29

Show Details

Description:
Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$122.29
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Cold Tonnage Books
Published
1979
Edition
First Collins printing
Item Price
$124.46

Show Details

Description:
Collins: London, 1979. First Collins printing. Hardcover. The author's last fantasy novel, first published in hardcover in 1956. Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$124.46
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2009-02-03
Condition
New
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$115.69

Show Details

Description:
2009-02-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$115.69
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2017-02-14
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$111.27

Show Details

Description:
2017-02-14. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$111.27
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2012-05-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9781441710079
Item Price
$100.91

Show Details

Description:
2012-05-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$100.91
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C.S.

Seller
Wonder Book
Condition
Used - Like New
Item Price
$99.99

Show Details

Description:
Harcourt Brace & Co.. Used - Like New. Like New condition. Very Good dust jacket.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$99.99
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
GOOD
ISBN
9780783802756
Item Price
$95.48

Show Details

Description:
G K Hall & Co. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$95.48
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
1998-01-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780006280590
Item Price
$92.46

Show Details

Description:
1998-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$92.46
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
The Book and Record Bar
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$86.58

Show Details

Description:
This book is in very good condition. Some bumping and shelf wear. The back of the DJ is spotted along with the edge of the pages. The front cover however is in excellent condition. No incriptions or price cut.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$86.58
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
1978-05-07
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780006252771
Item Price
$80.38

Show Details

Description:
1978-05-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$80.38
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2007-07-07
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$79.17

Show Details

Description:
2007-07-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$79.17
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
2017-02-14
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$44.70

Show Details

Description:
2017-02-14. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$44.70
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
J. E. MILES, A BOOKSELLER
Published
1966
Condition
Good
Item Price
$34.95

Show Details

Description:
Time Inc.. Good. 1966. Soft Cover. (E391) -2 .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$34.95
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books Express
Published
1980-05-08
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$34.05

Show Details

Description:
1980-05-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$34.05
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C S

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$33.38

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$33.38
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2017
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$23.58

Show Details

Description:
Harperone, 2017. Paperback. New. reissue edition. 336 pages. 8.25x5.50x1.25 inches.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$23.58
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2017-02-14
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$21.28

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, 2017-02-14. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$21.28
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C.S.

Seller
Cavalier House Books
Published
2/14/2017
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$20.39

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, 2/14/2017. Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$20.39
image of Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Jaguar 10 Books
Published
1998
Condition
New
ISBN
9780006280590
Item Price
$19.99

Show Details

Description:
Harper, 1998. New, unread condition.. Trade Paperback. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$19.99
No cover image available

Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.; Hooper, Walter (editor)

Seller
Callaghan Books South
Published
1964
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780802860194
Item Price
$18.00

Show Details

Description:
Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1964. (7th ptg.) Larger softcover, color-illustrated wrappers, 313 pages. Slight uniform soiling to back, slight wear to spine top left and right edge, very slight wear to spine bottom bottom left and right edge and front tips, very tiny nick at top front edge. Near Very Good.. Soft Cover. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$18.00
image of Orpheus at Eighty, a Study of Giuseppe Verdi

Orpheus at Eighty, a Study of Giuseppe Verdi

by Vincent Sheean

Seller
My Book Heaven
Published
1959
Item Price
$17.50

Show Details

Description:
London: Cassell & Co, 1959. First English Edition. Very Good book in a Good dust jacket. Price-clipped.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17.50
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Books With A Past
Published
February 2017
Condition
Remainder
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$17.00

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, February 2017. Paper Back . Remainder. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$17.00
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Firefly Bookstore LLC
Published
February 2017
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, February 2017. Trade Paperback . New. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Eighth Day Books
Published
January 2017
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, January 2017. Paper Back. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Borderlands Books
Published
2/14/2017
Condition
New (Condition varies from Fine to Near Fine. Please inquire as to specific condition)
Edition
Later Edition
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, 2/14/2017. Later Edition. Trade Paperback (i.e. 5-6 by 8-9 inch softcover). New (Condition varies from Fine to Near Fine. Please inquire as to specific condition)/N/A (volume is softcover). Novel … Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Eighth Day Books
Published
January 2017
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, January 2017. Paper Back. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Weller Book Works ABAA/ILAB
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
New. New book.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$16.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne. New. Special order direct from the distributor
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.99
image of Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces : A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Jaguar 10 Books
Published
1998
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780006280590
Item Price
$16.27

Show Details

Description:
Harper, 1998. Some creasing on covers, otherwise fine.. Trade Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$16.27
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C. S. Lewis

Seller
Ballast Book Company
Published
February 2017
Condition
New
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$15.99

Show Details

Description:
HarperOne, February 2017. Trade Paperback . New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.99
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
UsedLikeNew
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$15.46

Show Details

Description:
UsedLikeNew. Remainder mark
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.46
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
Phillybooks COM LLC
Condition
UsedVeryGood
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$15.30

Show Details

Description:
UsedVeryGood. Minor shelf wear
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$15.30
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$14.56

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.56
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S.

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$14.56

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$14.56
No cover image available

TILL WE HAVE FACES: A MYTH RETOLD

by LEWIS, C. S.

Seller
Vintage-Books
Published
1984
Condition
VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. Pages: 313.
Edition
LATER PRINTING
Item Price
$13.00

Show Details

Description:
ORLANDO: HARVEST / HARCOURT, INC.. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN. Pages: 313. . 1984. LATER PRINTING. TRADE PAPERBACK..
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$13.00
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books4Cause Inc.
Published
1980-07-09
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$12.96

Show Details

Description:
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1980-07-09. Paperback. Good. 0.9000 in x 7.9000 in x 5.3000 in.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.96
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
Books4Cause Inc.
Published
1980-07-09
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780156904360
Item Price
$12.96

Show Details

Description:
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1980-07-09. Paperback. Acceptable. 0.9000 in x 7.9000 in x 5.3000 in. annotated throughout
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.96
image of Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

by C.S. Lewis

Seller
The Saint Bookstore
Condition
New
ISBN
9780008391447
Item Price
$12.77

Show Details

Description:
Paperback / softback. New. Fascinated by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life, C. S. Lewis reimagines their story from the perspective of Psyche's sister, Orual.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.77
image of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold

by Lewis, C. S

Seller
Better World Books
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780062565419
Item Price
$12.35

Show Details

Description:
Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$12.35