Lilith is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald. The action centers around Mr. Vane's library which seems to be haunted by a ghost. The book is unique for having more dark undertones than MacDonald's other novels. George MacDonald was a Scottish author and Christian minister who is considered to be one of the main pioneers of the fantasy genre of fiction. MacDonald's books influenced many great authors that followed such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edith Nesbit. MacDonald wrote many classics such as Lilith, Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, and At the Back of the North Wind.
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"Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe," the great 20th-century poet W.H. Auden said of this novel, but the comparison only begins to touch on the richness, density, and wonder of this late 19th-century adult fantasy novel. First published in 1895 (inhabiting a universe with the early Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and Oscar Wilde--not to mention Thomas Hardy), this is the story of the aptly named Mr. Vane, his magical house, and the journeys into another world into which it leads him.
Meeting up with one mystery after another, including Adam and Eve themselves, he slowly but surely explores the mystery of the human fall from grace, and of our redemption. Instructed into the ways of seeing the deeper realities of this world--seeing, in a sense, by the light of the spirit--the reader and Mr. Vane both sense that MacDonald writes from his own deep experience of radiance, from a bliss so profound that death's darkness itself is utterly eclipsed in its light. --Doug ThorpeAbout the Author:
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a popular Scottish lecturer and writer of novels, poetry, and fairy tales. Born in Aberdeenshire, he was briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King's College in London. W. H. Auden called him "one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century."
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Descripción Johannesen, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. Green book w/gilt is new, unread. Nº de ref. de la librería 013516
Descripción Johannesen, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. Red book w/gilt is new, unread. Nº de ref. de la librería 013519
Descripción Johannesen, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. Green books w/gilt is new, unread. Nº de ref. de la librería 013517