Lilith

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The father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald was acclaimed by C. S. Lewis as "my master." This 1895 novel about a man who travels through time to meet Adam and Eve explores humanity's fall from grace and ultimate redemption. Rich in symbolism and allegory, it ranks with the best of Poe.

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Lilith: A Romance

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Overview

The father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald was acclaimed by C. S. Lewis as "my master." This 1895 novel about a man who travels through time to meet Adam and Eve explores humanity's fall from grace and ultimate redemption. Rich in symbolism and allegory, it ranks with the best of Poe.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486468181
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,073,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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George MacDonald (1824-1905) was the author of a number of classic fantasy tales including Lilith, Phantastes, and The Princess and the Goblin. In addition to being an author and a poet, he was also a Christian minister.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2003

    Allegorical /Myth /Symbolism

    A deep profound story of spiritual significance. MacDonald never wrote without purpose; it is beautifully done and interesting to read. I didn't understand this (and Phanteses) until I was older, although I first read it when I was about twelve years old. MacDonald is a unique writer of myth as well as theology etc. with a vivid imagination; he is my favorite writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2002

    Best of George MacDonald

    As a long time fan of Rev. MacDonald, I have read all of his fantasy novels. (Except Castle Warlock, which is awfully hard to find for under $50.) Of all of his novels and short stories, LILITH is the best. Lilith brings together all of the elements of writing that Rev. MacDoanld was such a master of: Charachter, Imagery, Suspence, Plot, Allegory, Setting. I recomment this book and other George MacDonald books to every reader of fantasy. Read his works and you will know from whince Tolkein and Lewis's ideas came!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Confusing

    Great author and profound but little to no plot and extremely hard to follow

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Poor

    A poorly scanned copy.

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

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    Intriguing, Profound, and Imaginative

    C.S. Lewis referred to George MacDonald as "his master." That's quite a compliment coming from an author as world-renowned and loved as C.S. Lewis. (It was my appreciation for Lewis and his appreciation for MacDonald that led me to begin reading MacDonald's works.) C.S. Lewis was not the only writer who was inspired by MacDonald; Lewis Carroll, W.H. Auden, G.K Chesterton, Mark Twain, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, and E. Nesbit were also influenced by MacDonald's writing.

    Lilith is one of MacDonald's most intriguing, profound, and imaginative works. The story of Lilith is other-worldly, taking place in another dimension of time and space, but it reads more like a fantasy than a science-fiction novel. MacDonald takes stories of creation, myth, and death, and blends them all into a remarkable tale. The thread of this tale seems to wander, almost aimlessly at times, until the master-weaver sews it all together at the end for the reader. MacDonald's style of writing is not always easy for 21st century readers, but it is well-worth the effort.

    What I love most about MacDonald's romantic fantasies are the beautiful images he paints, the interwoven sub-plots, and the deep truths that under-gird his stories. His meandering style (mentioned above) helps me to lose myself in the story rather than trying to guess at where he might be going with every twist or turn. I also like the fact that you never really leave his stories behind. Instead, you go on thinking about them, returning to them, wondering and wandering about them. MacDonald's protagonists are continually stepping into and out of the present, everyday world and the fantastic, extraordinary other-world. I find this simply fascinating.

    If you are like stories that rich in imagination, you're likely to enjoy Lilith. (If you wish to add this book to your home library, I like the ones published by Johannesen best. They have a lovely binding and are facsimiles of the original printing. If you prefer paperback, then I recommend Eerdmans because they include C.S. Lewis' introduction.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    Best book EVER!!!

    I loved this book...it was amazing..it took my breath away. The best book iv'e ever read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 2, 2013

    Guess what day it is!

    HUMP DAY!

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