Jamaica Inn



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.Jamaica Inn

If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have createdmagical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale Born into a fami If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have createdmagical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major later Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning, whom she married.Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame While Alfred Hitchcock s film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca.Daphne du Maurier was obsessed with the past She intensively researched the lives of Francis and Anthony Bacon, the history of Cornwall, the Regency period, and nineteenth century France and England, Above all, however, she was obsessed with her own family history, which she chronicled in Gerald a Portrait , a biography of her father The du Mauriers , a study of her family which focused on her grandfather, George du Maurier, the novelist and illustrator for Punch The Glassblowers , a novel based upon the lives of her du Maurier ancestors and Growing Pains , an autobiography that ignores nearly 50 years of her life in favour of the joyful andromantic period of her youth Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.While contemporary writers were dealing critically with such subjects as the war, alienation, religion, poverty, Marxism, psychology and art, and experimenting with new techniques such as the stream of consciousness, du Maurier produced old fashioned novels with straightforward narratives that appealed to a popular audience s love or fantasy, adventure, sexuality and mystery At an early age, she recognised that her readership was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following through several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance to achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother This vision, which underlies Julius , Rebecca and The Parasites , is that of an author overwhelmed by the memory of her father s commanding presence In Julius and The Parasites, for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.In Rebecca , on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story The nameless heroine has been saved from a life of drudgery by marrying a handsome, wealthy aristocrat, but unlike the Prince in Cinderella, Maxim de Winter is old enough to be the narrator s father The narrator thus must do battle with The Other Woman the dead Rebecca and her witch like surrogate, Mrs Danvers to win the love of her husband and father figure

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  • Paperback
  • 302 pages
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • English
  • 25 January 2017
  • 0380725398

10 thoughts on “Jamaica Inn

  1. says:

    When I first read Daphne du Maurier s popular novel Jamaica Inn, I had no idea what wreckers meant Some romantic idea connected with pirates, I thought I knew of the real Jamaica Inn, a pub in the middle of Bodmin Moor But the grim truth is that Daphne du Maurier was not writing an account about either pirates or ordinary smugglers, but a highly coloured bloodthirsty tale about bands of men who existed around 1815, according to the novel 20 or 30 years after Cornish pirates had been eradica When I first read Daphne du Maurier s popular novel Jamaica Inn, I had no idea what wreckers meant Some romantic idea connected with pirates, I thought I knew of the real Jamaica Inn, a pub in the middle of Bodmin Moor But the ...

  2. says:

    I have to hand it to Daphne du Maurier she takes the fusty old gothic novel conventions and tropes, and amps them up in this 1936 novel The setting is classic gothic it s the 1820s in a lonely, cold and windswept area of Cornwall, near the treacherous Bodmin Moor, in a decaying inn that all honest people avoid The real Jamaica Inn, built in 1750, which inspired this novelAn isolated, orphaned young woman, 23 year old Mary Yellan, comes to stay with the pretty and outgoing aunt and handsome unc I have to hand it to Daphne du Maurier she takes the fusty old gothic novel conventions and tropes, and amps them up in this 1936 novel The setting is classic gothic it s the 1820s in a lonely, cold and windswept area of Cornwall, near the treacherous Bodmin Moor, in a decaying inn that all honest people avoid The real Jamaica Inn, built in 1750, which inspired this novelAn isolated, orphaned young woman, 23 year old Mary Yellan, comes to stay with the pretty and outgoing aunt and h...

  3. says:

    Overall, I liked it, however I wasn t totally enthralled I m not sure what exactly was missing for me, but I wasn t able to really connect with the characters and the story Still enjoyable, but wishing I didn t feel so detached while reading it.

  4. says:

    Wonderfully dark and atmospheric and utterly suspenseful, Daphne du Maurier s Jamaica Inn is a thrilling adventure of a novel I wish I had picked up this book on a chilly, gray and dreary fall day so I could have curled up on the sofa next to the fire with a blanket and a cup of tea That would have created the perfect environment for reading this one Nevertheless, it was still a satisfying reading experience.On her deathbed, Mary Yellan s mother exacts a promise from her daughter that she w Wonderfully dark and atmospheric and utterly suspenseful, Daphne du Maurier s Jamaica Inn is a thrilling adventure of a novel I wish I had picked up this book on a chilly, gray and dreary fall day so I could have curled up on the sofa next to the fire with a blanket and a cup of tea That would have created the perfect environment for reading this one Nevertheless, it was still a satisfying reading experience.On her deathbed, Mary Yellan s mother exacts a promise from her daughter that she will seek out her Aunt Patience and reside with her in order to avoid the uncertainties and pitfalls of a single young woman living alone in her hometown of Helford Here, Mary s mother describes her sister Patience asa great one for games and laughing, with a heart as large as lifewithribbons in her bonnet and a silk petticoatSo, the spirited yet obedient Mary leaves the comfort of her f...

  5. says:

    This rancid mess is supposed to be a classic The attempt at 19th century prose falls flat like a dead thing Good god It has all the writerly skill of a romance novel, and a boring one at that With midnight smuggling and murder lurking behind a thinly veiled mystery, I expected THRILLS and CHILLS from this story.For its time, perhaps it was thrillingNO No, I will not defend it The what s going on behind the scenes tension is teased out to beyond caring and the characterizat This rancid mess is supposed to be a classic The attempt at 19th century prose falls flat like a dead thing Good god It has all the writerly skill of a romance novel, and a boring one at ...

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    DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES First published in 1935, this haunting gothic tale of adventure begins when a brave, young Mary Yellan adheres to her mother s dying wish that she live with her fun loving Aunt Patience, but upon arrival at the sinister looking and desolate JAMAICA INN, Mary finds her Aunt has turned into a gaunt nervous wreck of a person with a spirit destroyed by abuse and fear of her violent drunkard of a husband, Uncle Joss.As the story evolves and darkness falls.bad things.evi DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES First published in 1935, this haunting gothic tale of adventure begins when a brave, young Mary Yellan adheres to her mother s dying wish that she live with her fun loving Aunt Patience, but upon arrival at the sinister looking and desolate JAMAICA INN, Mary finds her Aunt has turned into a gaunt nervous wreck of a person with a ...

  7. says:

    Published in 1936, two years before Rebecca, Jamaica Inn is a dark tale of murder and thievery, set close to the Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England It has a hint of romance, although I wouldn t call it romantic It would have to be called a mystery if you had to give it a tag The sty...

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    sensational , , sensational , , ,, ,, , ,,, , , ,

  9. says:

    Jamaica Inn is a real building which, as Du Maurier notes in her introductory note here, stood in her own time and still does on Cornwall s Bodmin Moor The old inn caught the imagination of the young author, and she proceeded to spin a tale, envisioning it as it might have been over a hundred and twenty years ago Since she wrote those words in 1935, that puts the setting of the novel somewhat before 1815 the date is never given in the text itself And what a tale it is, complete with sm Jamaica Inn is a real building which, as Du Maurier notes in her introductory note here, stood in her own time and still does on Cornwall s Bodmin Moor The old inn caught the imagination of the young author, and she proceeded to spin a tale, envisioning it as it might have been over a hundred and twenty years ago Since she wrote those words in 1935, that puts the setting of the novel somewhat before 1815 the date is never given in the text itself And what a tale it is, complete with smugglers and wreckers, violence and danger, romance, murder and insanity, all fl...

  10. says:

    4.5 A spooky, gothic tale perfect for a stormy October night Roads Who spoke of roads We go by the moor and the hills, and tread granite and heather as the Druids did before us Why I have waited so many years to readof Du Maurier s books I ll never know, but there are definitelyof hers in my immediate reading future It s early 19C in Southern Cornwall and Mary Yellen s dying mother asks her to sell the family farm and join her Aunt Patience and her husband at Jamaica Inn in 4.5 A spooky, gothic tale perfect for a stormy October night Roads Who spoke of roads We go by the moor and the hills, and tread gran...

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