Trilby

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"Du Maurier's Trilby was the novel sensation of the 1890s. Du Maurier had spent a good deal of his life as a child and later as an art student in Paris; when he turned from his career in journalism and magazine illustration to novel writing he found enormous success with a novel divided as his own life had been between Paris and London. Billee, an English artist living the Bohemian life abroad, meets and falls in love with Trilby, a Parisian model. Differences in social class doom their romance, but Trilby, taught by the mysterious hypnotist
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Softcover UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, cover is different to the one on Amazon, 336 pages. In the Latin Quarter of Paris, Trilby O'Ferrall-graceful, charming and ... innocent-is working as an artist's model. Her ingenuous nature makes her the perfect prey for the cruel magnetism of the demonic musician Svengali, under whose spell she falls. Using hypnotic powers Svengali shapes her into a virtuoso singer and soon she becomes Europe's most captivating soprano. But her golden voice, and even her life, will become fatally tied to him. With its thrilling plot and legendary villain, Trilby caused a sensation when it appeared in 1894, spawning songs, shoes and, most famously, the Trilby hat. Yet it is also a fascinating portrayal of its times, holding up a mirror to fin de siè cle obsessions with sexuality, mesmerism and the occult. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. Read more Show Less

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"Du Maurier's Trilby was the novel sensation of the 1890s. Du Maurier had spent a good deal of his life as a child and later as an art student in Paris; when he turned from his career in journalism and magazine illustration to novel writing he found enormous success with a novel divided as his own life had been between Paris and London. Billee, an English artist living the Bohemian life abroad, meets and falls in love with Trilby, a Parisian model. Differences in social class doom their romance, but Trilby, taught by the mysterious hypnotist Svengali to sing like "some enchanted princess" becomes a famous entertainer. As it turns out, however, her talent and her possession of her own mind have become dependent on Svengali maintaining his spell over her." The name "Svengali" came to be applied to any hypnotist and the image of Svengali carved a lasting place in the popular imagination. Perhaps the most important expression of 1890s Bohemianism, Trilby has also attracted interest in recent years on account of its presentation of hypnosis and split personality, and for the conflicted but often anti-Semitic presentation of the mysterious Svengali.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140434033
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Geboren am 6.3.1834 in Paris; gestorben am 8.10.1896 in London.

Du Maurier wuchs in einem Pariser Vorort auf. Nach einem Kunststudium in Paris zog er nach Antwerpen, wo er auf einem Auge erblindete. 1863 heiratete er eine Engländerin, ging nach London und zeichnete bis 1891 für das Magazin Punch; wegen seines schlechten Sehvermögens zog er sich darauf nach Hampstead zurück und schrieb noch drei Romane.

Quelle: Wikipedia

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