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The Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob: WITH Brother Jacob (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 26 Feb 2009
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About the Author
George Eliot was the pseudonym for Mary Anne Evans, one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, who published seven major novels and several translations during her career. She started her career as a sub-editor for the left-wing journal The Westminster Review, contributing politically charged essays and reviews before turning her attention to novels. Among Eliot s best-known works are Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda, in which she explores aspects of human psychology, focusing on the rural outsider and the politics of small-town life. Eliot died in 1880.
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It's all top-drawer Gothic horror, and completely at odds with Eliot's sober reputation as a firm exponent of realism, but she does have a serious purpose in telling the tale. By portraying such an extreme situation, and someone lost in such an extreme form of emotional hell, Eliot was able to examine the far reaches of sympathetic engagement. It's dark - and I suspect Eliot must have been inhabiting a failry bleak emotional landscape in order to be able to pen such a horrific tale - but it is amazingly imaginitive and perceptive.
The other tale in the volume, Brother Jacob, is a much more light-hearted tale - a reflection on the nature of art and lying.Read more ›
The Kindle version is good, with a proper table of contents, introductory essay, etc.
Personally not a book I would have picked up out of choice.