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Critical Essay by U. C. Knoepflmacher

SOURCE: Knoepflmacher, U. C. “Escape through Fantasy: ‘The Lifted Veil.’” In George Eliot's Early Novels: The Limits of Realism, pp. 128-61. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968.

In the following essay, Knoepflmacher investigates the origins of “The Lifted Veil” and considers the story essential to Eliot's development as a philosophical novelist.

Lift not the painted veil which those who live Call Life: though unreal shapes be pictured there, And it but mimic all we would believe With colours idly spread,—behind, lurk Fear And Hope, twin Destinies; who ever weave Their shadows, o'er the chasm, sightless and drear. I knew one who had lifted it—he sought, For his heart was tender, things to love, But found them not, alas! nor was there aught...

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