Trilby (Oxford World's Classics)
Publish date: 1999-07-22
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, French Literature
'Mimi Pinson est une blonde,' Une blonde que l'on connait; Elle n'a qu'une robe au monde. Launderirette! et qu'un bonnet!'Opening:IT WAS A FINE, SUNNY, showery day in April.The big studio window was open at the top, and let in a pleasant breeze from the north-west. Things were beginning to ...
Such was the power of Svengali to mesmerise the world that his name became a word. In brief he takes a tone-deaf girl and turns her into a great diva, as long as she is hypnotised before she sings. Alas at one performance he is incapacitated and as Trilby tries to sing, but cannot - to the disgust o...
[These notes were made in 1983. I read this in an 1895 edition:]. Du Maurier is a minor novelist at best, and like Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, what he has created is not so much a great work of art (although I would say that Frankenstein is a good one) but an impingement on popular consciousness, ...
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