The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on... show more
The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on that raw November eve, she could sense the inn's dark power. But never did Mary dream that she would become hopelessly ensnared in the vile, villainous schemes being hatched within its crumbling walls -- or that a handsome, mysterious stranger would so incite her passions ... tempting her to love a man whom she dares not trust.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1995
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
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DuMaurier is not kind to women in any of her works. She doesn’t include many, and the are for the most part a very passive bunch. Despite knowing that, this year I’ve devoted my All Hallows horror reads to Gothic, and this is very, very Gothic. There’s lots of blood and horror, people who are not w...
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