Jamaica Inn

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Little, Brown, Dec 17, 2013 - Fiction - 320 pages
44 Reviews
"A fine romantic tale...rich in suspense and surprise." --New York Times Book Review

On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.
 

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User Review  - MelissaLenhardt - LibraryThing

I believe du Marier used every possible adjective to describe the moors of Cornwall - twice. This book is loaded down with repetitive, mood setting description, and it bogs down the narrative. Even so, you'd be better off reading this than watching Hitchcock's terrible, terrible adaptation. Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

First off, I am really thankful to have won this beautiful new edition from a Goodreads Giveaway! I love Daphne du Maurier and this is a truly great example. Every word is evocative as she paints a ... Read full review

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Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931, but it would be her fifth novel, Rebecca, that made her one of the most popular authors of her day. Besides novels, du Maurier wrote plays, biographies, and several collections of short fiction. Many of her works were made into films, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, "Don't Look Now," and "The Birds." She lived most of her life in Cornwall, and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1969.

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