The Lifted Veil

Read by Bruce Pirie

(4.5 stars; 49 reviews)

The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction. (Summary from Wikipedia) (1 hr 58 min)


Chapter 1 part 1 31:57 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 1 part 2 30:27 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 2 part 1 31:05 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 2 part 2 25:25 Read by Bruce Pirie


excellent little book

(5 stars)

This tale of a man with exceptional intuition and psychic powers is haunting and enthralling. Well read.

A rich narrative

(4.5 stars)

This is a rich narrative told in first person. The story explains the feelings of a man who is suddenly given the power to see into the future and to read the thoughts of others. The reader’s voice is deeply pleasant.

intriguing fascinating story

(5 stars)

as usual George Eliot has kept me captivated from the beginning to the end of the story wonderful use of language, excellent reader

Sacred Enigma, Double Cs.

(5 stars)

Good reader. Introspective Gothic mystery. Gender norm criticisms, fraternal and class tensions that mine the rich linguistic veins of Romanticism.

(5 stars)

Frustratingly short but perfectly formed! The voice of the reader adds piquance to the mood and themes of the book.

Precursor to Fantasy/Horror genre

(4 stars)

High quality narration of Eliot's interesting character study novella. Beautiful prose.

(5 stars)

Well read, kinda creepy but interesting story

Bruce Pirie's voice made all the difference.

(4 stars)