The Lifted Veil - Chapter 1, Introduction Summary & Analysis

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The Lifted Veil is a novella that is broken into two chapters. Due to the length of these chapters, we have broken each chapter into four sections each.

An English man, who we later learn is named Latimer, is the first-person narrator and main character of the story. Latimer tells us that he has been experiencing attacks of "angina pectoris" and that he can foresee his own death, which will occur in one month's time. He can also see all the details surrounding his death. He knows that he will have a heart attack late at night while sitting at his desk in his study, and he knows that no one will answer the bell when he pulls it because two of his servants, who are lovers, will have fought and left the house, while the remaining servant will be asleep.

Latimer tells...

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