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by George MacDonald, C. S. Lewis


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ISBN-13: 9780802860613
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/1981
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 311,892
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

(1824-1905) The great nineteenth-century innovator ofmodern fantasy, whose works influenced C. S. Lewis, J. R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. "I do not write forchildren," MacDonald once said, "but for the childlike,whether of five, or fifty, or seventy-five."

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Lilith 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this was took my breath away. The best book iv'e ever read!
nillacat on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Similar in theme to Phantastes (redemption, selfless love through service) but more didactically, and treating explicitly biblical mythology. At times it does give some insight into the state of mystic rapture, and the zen idea of "beginner's mind" but on the whole less successfully than Phantastes.
jenknox on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Starts out great, with lots of promise, then sloooowwwwwly slooooows dooooown to a crawl. Once he goes over to the other side the whole book loses its kick (which happens quite early on). A great idea, but ends up reading like a cross between stereo instructions and sunday school reading material. But the first few chapters are really fantastic...good enough to get it 2.5 stars rather than none at all!
jaygheiser on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Entertaining read, and clearly an inspiration for Narnia Chronicles and other CS Lewis fiction, and apparently L'Engle, too.
kronos999 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Though an obvious inspiration, comparing Lilith to the Chronicles of Narnia is like comparing car with a toy model. Superficially, they resemble each other, internally one is obviously far more complex while the other is a children's toy. This is a novel for adults. It makes no attempt to hide the Christian allegory, which I am sure would offend some readers. It also would probably offend some fundamentalist Christians should they stop and think about the message it portrays. It has the internal consistency that Lewis lacks, though is far less an exciting read. This is not an adventure novel. It is a journey into the realms of mysticim disguised as fiction. And it is one of the few books that has truly shifted my paradigm of the universe.If you're looking for a traditional fantasy novel, don't go for this one. If you're looking for something to chew over when it comes to life, the universe and everything, this may be a perfect match.
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