Cover of: Trilby by George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier
An edition of Trilby: a novel (1894)

Trilby

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An edition of Trilby: a novel (1894)

Trilby

a novel

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George du Maurier (1834-1896) was a French-born British cartoonist and most notably, an author. The caricaturist abandoned painting for drawing when he was blinded in one eye. His skilled draftsmanship and engaging personality quickly established his success. Maurier's drawings for English illustrated periodicals such as "Punch", "Once a Week", and "The Leisure Hour" were acute commentaries on the Victorian scene. His highly successful novel, "Trilby" (1894), is perhaps the second best selling novel of it's time after Bram Stoker's "Dracula". The novel is set in the 1850s in an idyllic bohemian Paris. Trilby O'Ferrall, the novel's heroine, is a half-Irish girl working in Paris as an artists' model and laundress. One of the most memorable characters is Svengali, a Jewish rogue, masterful musician, and hypnotist who, by hypnotization, transforms Trilby into a great diva. Under his spell, Trilby becomes a talented singer, performing always in an amnesiac trance. At one performance, she is unable to sing in tune due to Svengali having a heart attack, and ends up the laughing stock of the show.

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Trilby
1998, Oxford University Press
in English
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Trilby
1995, Wordsworth Editions Limited
in English
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Trilby
September 1, 1956, Dutton Adult
Hardcover in English
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Trilby: a novel
1922, Harper & brothers
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Trilby: a novel
1895, Harper & Brothers Pub.
in English
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Trilby: a novel
1894, Harper & brothers
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Trilby
1894, Osgood, McIlvaine
in English
Cover of: Trilby
Trilby
1894, Harper and Bros.
in English
Cover of: Trilby.
Trilby.
1894, Harper & brothers
in English
Cover of: Trilby
Trilby: a novel
1894, Harper & brothers
in English

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Genre
Fiction.

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Pagination
viii, 464 p.

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OL7155888M
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trilbynovel00dumarich

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April 29, 2013 Edited by Old Book illustrations Added new cover
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April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from Internet Archive item record.