I Look at Lilith by George MacDonald

Lilith Back Cover HRMy latest post of Black Gate on the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series is George MacDonald’s Lilith.  This one is an allegory that has some really weird passages in it.

The book also had a major influence on C. S. Lewis.  There’s some speculation that MacDonald’s use of mirrors to travel to other worlds may have influenced The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.   And of course, MacDonald was friends with Lewis Carroll, so Alice may have influenced George.

4 thoughts on “I Look at Lilith by George MacDonald

    1. Keith West Post author

      I understand what you mean. I could see the influence on Lewis, particularly in the early chapters. Not so much in the later ones. I’m impressed you tried to read this as a kid. It’s definitely not a kid’s book.


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