Jamaica Inn

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jun 7, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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When her mother dies, Mary Yellan makes the grim journey across bleak Cornish moorland to Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience and her husband, Joss Merlyn. On arriving at the gloomy, threatening inn, with the coachman's warning echoing in her mind, she finds her aunt a cowering shadow, and her uncle a hulking, vicious brute. Even more alarming, Jamaica Inn has no guests and is never open to the public. Mary finds herself powerless to help her aunt, and is drawn unwillingly into the misdeeds of Joss and his accomplices. Even more disturbing are her feelings for Jem, a man she dare not trust . . . Jamaica Inn is a dark and gripping gothic tale that will remind readers of two other great classics, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

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Liked the style of writing. - Goodreads
Plot was slow-moving. - Goodreads
A book club selection, but lots of fun. - Goodreads
The ending was a disappointment for me. - Goodreads
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haunting, incredible love story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Barb Bailey - Goodreads

This is a rather dark story set on the moors in Cornwall England. After the death of her mother, Mary goes to Jamiaca Inn to live with her Aunt and Uncle. The inn has a very sinister feel and no ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary-Jean Harris - Goodreads

First of all, Jamaica Inn has absolutely nothing to do with Jamaica. It takes place in Cornwall in the 1800s, and follows the life of Mary Yellan who goes to live with her wraith-like aunt and brutish ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, educated at home and in Paris, and lived much of her life in her beloved Cornwall, the setting for many of her novels. Most of her novels have been bestsellers and many have been made into films. She is considered one of the most accomplished novelists of the twentieth century.

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