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Jamaica Inn - Sarah Dunant, Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
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On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honour of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the... show more
On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honour of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls -- and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844080397 (1844080390)
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
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Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
3.0 Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
I was just underwhelmed. I appreciated a lot of it, but I didn't particularly enjoy it - I ended up skimming a when I felt my eyes crossing in the middle. If it weren't for Mary's ridiculous attraction to Jem, I probably would have liked her as a character more. Her Joss sass was fun when she emp...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.0 Jamaica Inn
One of the most beautifully written books I've ever disliked. And let's be clear - my 3 stars is my attempt at objectivity, because it is a beautifully written book, and I did dislike it. A lot. From the first sentence there's no doubt this story is dripping with dark, forbidding, gothic atmosph...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
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...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 Choose your own ending!
Because the one that du Maurier wrote sucks biomechanical donkey dicks. I think I am bringing up the rear on this buddy read, so I'm going to be spoilery - although I will use spoiler tags, in case MBD's book ever shows up! So, to begin with a hyperbolic statement. Daphne du Maurier apparently ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Jamaica Inn
Please note that I gave this book half a star, but rounded it up to 1 star on Goodreads.This book irked the life out of me. I don't know if I can even begin to count the ways that pretty much every character you come across, even the bad guy, were the dumbest human beings that apparently ever lived....
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