Lilith

by George MacDonald


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After several strange occurrences, Mr. Vane believes his library is haunted. It is not until he is acquainted with the mysterious Mr. Raven that Mr. Vane learns of the magical world that lurks within his reach. Upon visiting this world with Mr. Raven, Mr. Vane encounters incredulous beings, some good, some dangerous. He witnesses many extraordinary things and eventually, his hazardous journey leads him to find love and face death; ultimately he must decide between the two. This story is heavily influenced by Christian themes, as readers must wrestle with the concepts of death and salvation alongside Mr. Vane. This whimsical novel is a dark fantasy tale written for adult readers. Of his fantasy stories, George MacDonald claimed to write not necessarily for children, but for the child-like. MacDonald has been said to be one of the most influential fantasy writers of the 19th century, having inspired writers such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Madeline L'Engle.

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About George MacDonald
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Born: December 10, 1824, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: September 18, 1905, Ashtead , England
Related topics: Criticism, interpretation, etc., Fairy tales, Fantasy fiction, English, Fiction, Juvenile works
Basic information: George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspired many authors, such as W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, E. Nesbit and Madeleine L'Engle. It was C. S. Lewis who wrote that he regarded MacDonald as his "master": "Picking up a copy of Phantastes one day at a train-station bookstall, I began to read.
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