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Overview

Trilby by George du Maurier

Famed novel of the Gilded Age recounts the rise and fall of young Trilby O'Ferrall, artist's model and aspiring singer, who falls under the spell of the evil musician Svengali. Story told against the colorful backdrop of student life in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1880s. Reproduced from a luxury limited edition, enhanced with over 100 illustrations by du Maurier, best known as an artist and contributor to Punch. 119 line illustrations. 1 photograph (of the author).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140434033
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/1995
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

George du Maurier, in full George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (born March 6, 1834, Paris, France-died Oct. 6, 1896, London, Eng.), British caricaturist whose illustrations for Punch were acute commentaries on the Victorian scene. He also wrote three successful novels.

Du Maurier's happy childhood at Passy, France, is recalled in Peter Ibbetson (1891), and his full-blooded enjoyment of student life in the Latin Quarter of Paris is reflected in Trilby (1894). In The Martian (1897) there is a poignant episode based on his own tragic experience of losing the sight of his left eye.

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