The Lifted Veil

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The Lifted Veil  (1859) 
by George Eliot
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.
Excerpted from The Lifted Veil on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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.


Chapter I

Chapter II

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.