In The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for
fable and allegory. The writer, in a dream, boards a bus on a drizzly
afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through heaven and hell.
He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations
and comes to significant realizations about the ultimate consequences
of everyday behavior. This is the starting point for a profound
meditation upon good and evil. If we insist on keeping Hell (or even
earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able
to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.