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Lilith: A Romance Download Ù 102 ↠ Lilith written by the father of fantasy literature George MacDonald was first published in 1895 Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September 1969 Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDLilith written by the father of fantasy literature George MacDonald was first published in 1895 Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine B. I was torn between 4 and 5 for this oneat first I love it in many ways and give it 5 stars Some will probably find it a little harder to read but that's due to the time in which it is written and it's slightly dated style I'm not sure that relax is the right word here but relax into the book and experience it This book is in my opinion amazing I got it out of the library and still would like to find a copy available locallyGreat book UPDATEI have since bought the book It has stayed with me since the first reading and given me not only an amazing read but food for thought and insight into not only the ideas dealt with in the book but myselfFrom the opening scenes of this book in an old and somewhat mysterious library apparently haunted by a raven looking man in tales possibly the old librarian I was pulled in I followed the thoughtful yet enthralling story from start to finish and then tracked down a copy of the book for my own libraryMy highest recommendation for this one 5 stars It gets listed among my favorites

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Ooks as the fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September 1969 Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works and among the most pro. I have an enormous respect for George MacDonald His books such as At the Back of the North Wind The Princess and Curdie The Princess and the Goblin The Day Boy and the Night Girl and even Alec Forbes and His Friend Annie were among my childhood favorites they were magical and my first brushes with fantasy at 8 10 years old He was an exceptionally gifted and inspired writer of the 1800's I even respect his history as a clergyman who loved god but left off being a preacher because he believed against the tenets of his times that everyone was capable of redemption Plus he was Scottish You know But Lilith has been extremely difficult for me to get through Lilith the biblical Adam's 'other' wife is basically damned and evil and vile because she's a really bad mother And I mean really bad the characterization of which is misogynist in itself Almost worse the main character's attraction to another disturbingly child like girl is based solely on her having an intensely devoted mothering nature This was good Anything else is bad Perhaps this is all because it's the first time I've attempted one of GM's books after leaving behind my childhood religion Perhaps I'd find myself reacting the same way to any of my old favorites at this point in my life I find that despite my respect for him I can't not mention the sexism inherent in it even though he's a man of god from the 1800's what else could you expect I know he wasn't misogynist than his contemporaries and considering his many many books from the feminine perspective I suspect he was actually less so than most But it's still worth mentioning to the modern reader that the preconceived notions of womanhood especially motherhood that this book is based on are absolutely revolting It's pretty and romantic only if you are capable of completely divorcing the notion of womanhood and motherhood from any real live woman From humanity from being capable of developing and living by our own moral compass from the concept of self determination

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Lilith A RomanceFound It is a story concerning the nature of life death and salvation Many believe MacDonald is arguing for Christian universalism or the idea that all will eventually be save. This was an interesting book to read after David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus Both deal with fantastic travel Lilith with inter dimensional travel Arcturus with inter planetary travel as a means of religious and spiritual discovery Both drag you on a harrowing journey where many uestions go unanswered Lilith however is blatantly Christian It is fun to read a fantasy novel that illustrates the milestones of Christianity particularly Creation and the Resurrection using uirky versions of Biblical characters The Narnia serieswhich was hugely influenced by MacDonald handles these ideas elegantly through allegory and better writing but Lilith is still an interesting readThe book is focused on death living is life in death every immoral action is a new death death is actually life etc These philosophies are often delivered gravely by a talking raven and in a confusing semantic manner similar to any other talking animal in a Lewis Carroll story This gets a bit tedious and confusingbecause MacDonald's writing juggles between clunky and to the point and lushly poetic However there were enough monstersbeautiful ladiesand mutilations to balance this out The Narnia series has always been very important to me so it was fun to read a book that so directly influenced CS Lewis Hidden mundane objects in country houses used as portals to another world speaking animals fantastical Christian allegory it's all in there However I don't think Lilith was intended as a children's novel and it is interesting to see the contrast between these two books and and how each distilled their theological fantasies Lilith is mildly gothic but certainly not as terrifying as Lewis's The Last Battlewhich is downright apocalypticPersonally I imagined this book's world through a filter of cheesy BBC video uality like the music video for the Cure's Charlotte Sometimes or an episode of Doctor Who That's just me I think it's because there is a lot of wandering through a British country house in the beginningAnyway Lilith is worth the read if you're a fan of CS Lewis and would like to see a direct influence It's got some beautifulsolemncreepy bits and good descriptions of hideous beings If you're remotely Catholic it might freak you out a little It triggered my ingrained Catholic terror of the afterlife So I suppose this was a good choice for Lent It's an experience similar to reading Lewis's Narnia series vs his Space Trilogy