Lilith By George Macdonald



A fantasy novel first published in 1895, Lilith follows a young man on his inter-dimensional journey of spiritual discovery, as he acquaints himself with his familys past and unearths a life-changing secret. Moreover, it deals with the introspection of its protagonist, as he is hurled into a mysterious setting where he encounters bizarre creatures that challenge the validity of his temporal values. Examining issues including the essence of life, wisdom, death, redemption, and salvation, the novel presents a masterfully woven plot that marks the piece as one of MacDonalds darkest and most intense contributions to the fantasy genre. The novel begins with the introduction of Mr. Vane, a young educated man, who has inherited a fortune from his late father, including their family residence which has been in their family for centuries. Having a keen interest in books, Mr. Vane explores the houses library, which is home to many old books. One day, he comes across an apparition of a man dressed in black, who he later discovers to be the ghost of Mr. Raven, the librarian of his great-grandfather. Deciding to follow the ghost, Mr. Vane is lead into a strange room where he finds a large mirror. Surprisingly, he notices that the mirror does not show a reflection, but instead shows an image of a foreign background and scenery. Subsequently, he falls through the mirror and finds himself in an unknown land, face to face with a raven. Losing all sense of time and space, Mr. Vane also realizes that the bird and Mr. Raven are one, as he witnesses his baffling ability to alter his form. So, begins Mr. Vanes gripping journey as he witnesses the eerie wonders and dark elements of the strange land, while he also gradually comes to understand that his profane knowledge is not of much assistance in his new surroundings, and instead relies on a more profound outlook.Nonetheless, Macdonalds piece has enthralled and influenced many writers since its initial release, most notable of which is author C.S Lewis, who had made many references to the novel in his own works. Owing its success to MacDonalds generous supply of myth, colorful imagination, allegorical references, and descriptive language, Lilith is guaranteed to mesmerize with its unique spiritual and philosophical ideas that impel its readers to ponder over their thoughts time and time again.


  • 00 – Introduction

    00 – Introduction

    28/10/2017 Duration: 03min

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  • 01 – The Library

    01 – The Library

    27/10/2017 Duration: 11min

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  • 02 – The Mirror

    02 – The Mirror

    26/10/2017 Duration: 05min

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  • 03 – The Raven

    03 – The Raven

    25/10/2017 Duration: 15min

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  • 04 – Somewhere or Nowhere?

    04 – Somewhere or Nowhere?

    24/10/2017 Duration: 15min

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  • 05 – The Old Church

    05 – The Old Church

    23/10/2017 Duration: 06min

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  • 06 – The Sexton’s Cottage

    06 – The Sexton’s Cottage

    22/10/2017 Duration: 13min

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  • 07 – The Cemetery

    07 – The Cemetery

    21/10/2017 Duration: 16min

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  • 08 – My Father’s Manuscript

    08 – My Father’s Manuscript

    20/10/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • 09 – I Repent

    09 – I Repent

    19/10/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • 10 – The Bad Burrow

    10 – The Bad Burrow

    18/10/2017 Duration: 11min

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  • 11 – The Evil Wood

    11 – The Evil Wood

    17/10/2017 Duration: 12min

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  • 12 – Friends and Foes

    12 – Friends and Foes

    16/10/2017 Duration: 09min

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  • 13 – The Little Ones

    13 – The Little Ones

    15/10/2017 Duration: 21min

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  • 14 – A Crisis

    14 – A Crisis

    14/10/2017 Duration: 11min

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  • 15 – A Strange Hostess

    15 – A Strange Hostess

    13/10/2017 Duration: 24min

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  • 16 – A Gruesome Dance

    16 – A Gruesome Dance

    12/10/2017 Duration: 21min

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  • 17 – A Grotesque Tragedy

    17 – A Grotesque Tragedy

    11/10/2017 Duration: 16min

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  • 18 – Dead or Alive?

    18 – Dead or Alive?

    10/10/2017 Duration: 20min

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  • 19 – The White Leech

    19 – The White Leech

    09/10/2017 Duration: 13min

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