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.
Publish date: March 6th 2003
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
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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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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