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Du Maurier seems to put his finger right on all the spots that affect me deeply – art, literature, music – all the things that make me feel truly alive. xu

And very good praying too! Trilby meets and falls in love with Little Billee, but, like Fantine in Les Miserablescannot stay with him because he is of a higher social class.

Trilby by George Du Maurier

There were quite a few typographical errors — some of which seemed to be the result of scanning software smart enough to guess at a reasonable word, but not smart enough to realize that the passage it was scanning was in French! And it is definitely interesting mauriee see this character, to see this phenomenon in its rawest geprge. Thinking’s praying, very often-don’t you think so? The anti-semitism is hard to bear and coupled with a terrib Having finished reading TrilbyI am at a loss to explain why there ever was something like a Trilbymania around Now before I leave you, if one were to endeavor to do this, do it right.

A review of Trilby by George du Maurier – Compulsive Reader

Even for the norms of the time, which were notoriously lax about this sort of thing, and a publication date perilously close to the Dreyfus affair, this book has a Furthermore, du Maurier seems to believe that possessing Jewish blood gives one an advantage. It was a first edition in the original, now torn, binding and cover.


I was intrigued to find out if I could identify anything that would have been of interest to a serial killer. Instead, the accolade arguably goes to a man who was principally known, not as a novelist at all, but as a cartoonist.

She is stricken with a nervous affliction and dies tragically some weeks later.

The novel is full of it, and when attitudes to Jewish people began to change in Europe during the twentieth century, especially after the horrors of the Holocaust, a novel like Trilby suddenly seemed strikingly, even abhorrently outdated in its casual racism.

Oct 07, Chris rated it did not like it Shelves: Can Trilby be accepted in Little Billee circle?

My favourite moment of that Antisemitism was when the villain – a Jew to end all Jews, of course, although not religious, unwashed and naturally cowardly – noticing the hero all alone and dejected and “being an Oriental Israelite Hebrew Jew, could mauriee help but spit at him. Alas at one performance he is incapacitated and as Trilby tries to sing, but cannot – to the disgust of the audience — she is in a strange situation where she is aware of her life with Svengali but has no conception at all of her singing career.

After studying abroad in Paris and traveling throughout Europe as a student, this book just hits so many spots.

George du Maurier’s Trilby: A Victorian Phenomenon | Interesting Literature

I’m not mautier if I enjoyed reading Trilby or not. Sep 16, Nancy Oakes added it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Lest we forget that reading, by its very nature, is meant to transport the reader to where ever the writer wants them to be. The worst point was where, after telling us about some important events, he adds a paragraph that says I paraphrase”well, at least that’s what I’ve heard, but I wasn’t there at the time, so if any readers who were actually present can write to me care of my Slow, ponderous, veorge, and nowhere near as interesting as it could have been.


A note to current authors: First, a past bestseller can show us what life was like back then — better, I think, than can some classic from the same period, which often draws us more to itself as a bookfor its genius, than to an involvement with the period it describes.

A little fun, to match the sorrow Of each day’s growing-and so, good-morrow!

May 11, Carly rated it it was amazing Shelves: I take the money, she sings more excreble nonsense and always they pay and she gives me half. Reblogged this on Greek Canadian Literature.

They travel across Europe, making their fortune until Svengali has a heart attack during a concert in London and Trulby, as she sings on, is shown to be talentless without the maestro’s influence. Many of the details are far from historically accurate: The desctiptions are engaging, the plot full of surprises.

A review of Trilby by George du Maurier

There are flaws, some of which are pretty large. Just for a moment.

InGeorge Du Maurier, grandfather of writers Angela Du Maurier Pilgrims by the Way, and Daphne Du Maurier Rebecca,wrote a book with a villain so memorable his name, Svengali, is still used to describe, per Webster’s, “one who attempts usu.