"I have never concealed the fact that I regarded George MacDonald as my master; indeed, I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. C.S. Lewis
"George MacDonald is pre-eminently a mythopoeic writer...In his power to project his inner life into images, beings, landscapes which are valid for all, he is one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth century." W.H. Auden
"Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe," wrote W.H. Auden in his introduction to the 1954 reprint of George MacDonald's famous fairy tale, first published in 1895. It is the story of Mr. Vane, an orphan and heir to a large house in which he has a vision that leads him through an old mirror into another world--and face to face with the ultimate mystery of evil. Available now in a new, larger paperback edition, this classic fairy tale, complete with an introduction by C.S. Lewis, will thriill another generation of readers.
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