The Lifted Veil
|The Lifted Veil (1859)
|The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes 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.|
- Give me no light, great Heaven, but such as turns
- To energy of human fellowship;
- No powers beyond the growing heritage
- That makes completer manhood.
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.