Julius

Julius

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by Daphne du Maurier
     
 

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A chilling story of ambition, Daphne du Maurier's third novel has lost none of its ability to unsettle and disturb. Julius Lévy has grown up in a peasant family in a village on the banks of the Seine. A quick-witted urchin caught up in the Franco-Prussian War, he is soon forced by tragedy to escape to Algeria. Once there, he learns the ease of swindling, the

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A chilling story of ambition, Daphne du Maurier's third novel has lost none of its ability to unsettle and disturb. Julius Lévy has grown up in a peasant family in a village on the banks of the Seine. A quick-witted urchin caught up in the Franco-Prussian War, he is soon forced by tragedy to escape to Algeria. Once there, he learns the ease of swindling, the rewards of love affairs, and the value of secrecy. Before he’s 20, he’s in London, where his empire-building begins in earnest. Driven by a lifelong hunger for power, he becomes a rich and ruthless man. His one weakness is his daughter Gabriel.

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Library Journal
Du Maurier's 1933 volume is one of her signature literary soap operas. A street-smart French peasant boy scrapes and connives his way into a fortune as a power-hungry adult. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316253574
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
12/17/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
516,681
File size:
1 MB

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