Jamaica Inn

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HarperCollins, Jun 1, 1995 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on that raw November eve, she could sense the inn's dark power. But never did Mary dream that she would become hopelessly ensnared in the vile, villainous schemes being hatched within its crumbling walls -- or that a handsome, mysterious stranger would so incite her passions ... tempting her to love a man whom she dares not trust.

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I read this as one of my first not-childish or fantasy novels, and I loved it. Great detail on the thoughts and feelings of the main character, great characters over all. I was really
freaked out by the Vicar, he seemed so nice at first. I'm looking forward to reading Du Maurier's other books. I really recommend this book. 

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Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story The Birds, all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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