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George Eliot

The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob

The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob

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USED BOOK Latimer, the narrator of "The Lifted Veil", possessed powers of seeing into the future ,and into the minds of others. To an artist these would be great gifts, but to him they are only a curse. Afflicted by his burden of knowledge, he married the cold-hearted coquette Bertha, the only person whose mind remains closed to him. In this strange and chilling tale, George Eliot gives full rein to her curiosity about mesmerism, clairvoyance and scientific experimentation. 

"Brother Jacob", her only other short fictional work, is by contrast a harshly comic, satirical tale. Like "The Lifted Veil", it is concerned with the powers of authorship, and the workings of mind, memory and history. These stories cast an intriguing light on Eliot's novels The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, and her later masterpieces, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. 

Used books are sold as is. No refunds will be issued. This book is a penguin classic edition in fair-good condition.  

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