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The lifted veil [electronic resource] / George Eliot.

Eliot, George, 1819-1880 author. (Author). Chafer, Clive, Narrator. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781504673259 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1504673255 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 53 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Clive Chafer.
Summary, etc.: George Eliot's The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1859 and has now become one of the author's most widely read and critically discussed stories. Told from the point of view of a young, egocentric, and morbid clairvoyant man, Latimer, it is a dark fantasy portrait of an artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The story reflected the scientific interest of the time in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revivification. It also is a reflection of the author's moral philosophy. The Lifted Veil is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, along with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Clairvoyants > Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Genre: Occult fiction.

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