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The Lifted Veil, George Eliot

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This novella, first published in 1859 is unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, which includes Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

All-time Classic.Published 1859. (59 Kb)
 
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