The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob

The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob

Author: George Eliot

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11376899

Category: English fiction

Page: 240

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... unuttered curses rising to our lips, with our muscles ready to act out their half-committed sins? Bertha stood pale at the foot of the bed, quivering and helpless, despairing of devices, like a cunning animal whose hiding-places are surrounded by swift-advancing flame. Even Meunier looked paralysed; life for that moment ceased to be a scientific problem to him. As for me, this scene seemed of one texture with the rest of my existence: horror was my familiar, and this new revelation was only like an old pain recurring with new circumstances. Since then Bertha and I have lived apart--she in her own neighbourhood, the mistress of half our wealth, I as a wanderer in foreign countries, until I came to this Devonshire nest to die. Bertha lives pitied and admired; for what had I against that charming woman, whom every one but myself could have been happy with? There had been no witness of the scene in the dying room except Meunier, and while Meunier lived his lips were sealed by a promise to me. Once or twice, weary of wandering, I rested in a favourite spot, and my heart went out towards the men and women and children whose faces were becoming familiar to me: but I was driven away again in terror at the approach of my old insight--driven away to live continually with the one Unknown Presence revealed and yet hidden by the moving curtain, of the earth and sky. Till at last disease took hold of me and forced me to rest here--forced me to live in dependence on my servants. And then the curse of insight--of my double consciousness, came again, and has never left me. I know all their narrow thoughts, their feeble regard, their half-wearied pity. It is the 20th of September 1850. I know these figures I have just written, as if they were a long...
The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: George Eliot
Categories: English fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1878 - Publisher:

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... unuttered curses rising to our lips, with our muscles ready to act out their half-committed
The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: George Eliot
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01 - Publisher: Watchmaker Pub

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The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: George Eliot
Categories: English fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1878 - Publisher:

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... unuttered curses rising to our lips, with our muscles ready to act out their half-committed
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