By George Eliot
The Lifted Veil's sickly narrator, Latimer, believes himself to be cursed having the ability to see the long run and experience the techniques and emotions of these round him. Disgusted by means of what he sees within the minds of others, he accepts that he'll lead an unobtrusive existence, always overshadowed by way of his extra energetic elder brother. that's, till he meets and turns into thinking about Bertha, his brother's attractive and coquettish fiancée.
The Lifted Veil sits along works resembling Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevenson's The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as a definitive piece of Victorian-era horror fiction, and used to be a departure for writer George Eliot who as a rule keen on realism in her writing. still, via The Lifted Veil Eliot proves expert at incorporating the mysterious issues of the horror fiction style into her distinct writing style.
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30 Victorian honeymoons and indecision: the half smile and the half turn that signal, perhaps, not so much doubt as hesitation. Although in this case it is the father who most acutely feels the loss in this exemplary honeymoon narrative, other advice books use the same moment of departure to enter in more detail into the mind of the bride as she leaves her family.
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The Lifted Veil by George Eliot