Lilith Hardcover – 18 Aug 2008
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About the Author
George MacDonald was a Scottish author and minister best known for his fairy tales and fantasy novels. A theologian, MacDonald was pastor of Trinity Congregational Church in Arundel before moving to London to teach at the University of London. MacDonald s work influenced many fantasy writers including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L Engle; he is recognized as a mentor to Lewis Carroll and heavily influenced Carroll s decision to submit Alice s Adventures in Wonderland for publication. MacDonald was a prolific writer, and penned such fantasy classics as Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and Lillith. George MacDonald died in 1905.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is not an easy read. And, truly, anyone who is not willing to accept that an author may expound his faith through the words and deeds of his characters--indeed, through the fatherly nature of the narative itself--will little likely enjoy reading this tale. But to those who are ready to dive in to the heart of a realm of paradox in an attempt to better know the God that MacDonald worshiped, this may very well be a life-changing story.
I am not a man given to favorites. But no other work has colored my life so beautifully as MacDonald's LILITH. And no other story is more dear to my heart.
LILITH is introduced well into the work, an emaciated being near death, until Mr. Vane unwittingly nurses her back to health. MacDonald certainly patterns her after the demon of Jewish folklore for whom she is named. All the demon's traits are apparent: cold beauty, fierce pride, seduction, hatred of men and children, even vampirism. C.S. Lewis also picked up on this theme of the wicked female protagonist. In THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE he tells us the White Witch is descended from Lilith.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
good book but impossibly small print detracts from how good it really is.Published 3 months ago by samantha harris
good start to a story, look forwards to see what happens nextPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book. The language may be a little archaic for some tastes.Published 6 months ago by H. A. Hayne
The cover is amazingly stylish but the words are of font 3 inside!!!
Ridiculously difficult to read for leisure.....
The one star is not for the content but the formatting of this edition. Tiny font and no page numbers made it virtually unreadable, and completely unsuitable for study, which was... Read morePublished 7 months ago by LindaMac
Great writer, a book that gives the reader plenty to think about aboutPublished 13 months ago by Delialah