Introduction by C. S. Lewis
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 Lilith
, which was first published in 1895.
It is the story of Mr. Vane, an orphan and heir to a large house--a house in which he has a vision that leads him through a large old mirror into another world. In chronicling the five trips Mr. Vane makes to this other world, MacDonald hauntingly explores the ultimate mystery of evil.
W. H. Auden
"Lilith is equal if not superior to the best of Poe."