Jamaica Inn

Paperback | January 6, 1995

byDaphne Du Maurier

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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.

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Mary Yellin honors her mother's dying request and travels to the menacing Jamaica Inn, looming on the moors of Cornwall, where she finds villainous, evil schemes and a handsome, mysterious stranger. By the author of Rebecca. Reissue.

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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...

Born in London, the daughter of an actor, Gerald Du Maurier, and granddaughter of the novelist Goerge Du Maurier, Daphne Du Maurier was educated in Paris. Of her early life she wrote, "The Du Maurier family, like every other family in England, lived without fear of the future, happy in the security they believed to be enduring." In 193...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.81 × 4.21 × 0.85 inPublished:January 6, 1995Publisher:Avon Books

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ISBN - 10:0380725398

ISBN - 13:9780380725397

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spoiler alert: Does not take place in Jamaica :) For some reason, I was never introduced to Daphne du Maurier's writing until I was 27. Tragic. This book is a perfect read for a blustery autumn day. du Maurier's writing is clear, easy to read, and she does well in evoking the moody atmosphere of an inn along the coast in Cornwall. Mary is a delightful heroine. Don't be put off by the whispery BBC adaptation.
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Mary Yellin honors her mother's dying request and travels to the menacing Jamaica Inn, looming on the moors of Cornwall, where she finds villainous, evil schemes and a handsome, mysterious stranger. By the author of Rebecca. Reissue.

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"A fine romantic tale...Rich in suspense and surprise"--" The New York Times Book Review""One of the most entertaining writers of the century"" Chicago Daily News"