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ISBN:0575029722
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN13: 978-0575029729
Title: Jamaica Inn
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Gollancz (March 12, 1981)
Pages: 192

Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier



Foreword by sarah dunant. Little, Brown and Company. There's no doubt that many of the ingredients of Jamaica Inn-wild men, wild land, dark secrets and violent ends-are close to gothic cliche and would have been even in 1936 when Daphne du Maurier wrote the book. But what makes the novel still vibrant is to see how in the hands of a master storyteller-because that is exactly what du Maurier is-the form can be revitalized and even to some measure reinvented. The way she does it is twofold: first by sheer force of plotting.

Книга Jamaica Inn, автор du Maurier Daphne - (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.

Jamaica Inn, Daphne du Maurier Jamaica Inn is a novel by the English writer Daphne du Maurier, first published in 1936. It was later made into a film, also called Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It is a period piece set in Cornwall in 1820. It was inspired by du Maurier's 1930 stay at the real Jamaica Inn, which still exists and is a pub in the middle of Bodmin Moor. The plot follows a group of murderous wreckers who run ships aground, kill the sailors and steal the cargo. Du Maurier was sensitive to the restrictions women faced when she wrote this novel in 1936, and she subtly weaves those concerns into this book. While not quite at the level of Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel, Jamaica Inn is an enjoyable novel that will be appreciated by fans of du Maurier and Gothic fiction. Alfred Hitchcock's 1939 film was based on du Maurier's book.

Daphne du Maurier was one of five "Women of Achievement" selected for a set of British stamps issued in August 1996. The others were Dorothy Hodgkin (scientist), Margot Fonteyn (ballerina), Elizabeth Frink (sculptor), and Marea Hartman (sports administrator).

Jamaica Inn by the English writer Daphne du Maurier is a classic. The story begins with 20 year-old Mary Yellan making her way to Jamaica Inn in a horse drawn coach, the darkness of the moors and the beating rain making her very anxious. Mary lived on a farm in Helford but had to leave after her mother died. As she was dying she asked Mary to go live with her Aunt Patience at Jamaica Inn. The journey to her aunt is anything but comforting. Upon arrival Mary finds her aunt a different person fro the sparkling, witty laughing woman she remembered

Jamaica Inn. Annotation. Author: Daphne du Maurier. 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

J amaica Inn is an odd book. The whole novel feels rather like some sort of surreal dream, and indeed Daphne Du Maurier is at her best when recounting the vivid nightmares experienced by the heroine, Mary Yellan. When her mother dies, Mary goes to live with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. There she finds herself tossed into a dramatic world of windswept Cornish moors, raging seas and shocking human brutality, as she is drawn inexorably in to the smuggling, theft and murder committed by Joss Merlyn and his associates.

Reviews: 7
hardy
Daphne du Mauier is an absolutely beautiful writer who is very easy to read. If you want to get into modern classics she is definately a good place to start.

The premise and set up of this book was absolutely great. You are quickly sucked into this mysterious world of gangsters and dread. I could actually feel myself walking through the forests and sitting inside Jamaica Inn. It is a medium paced story and I was never bored and interested throughout the novel.

The reason why I gave this a 3 star read was because I figured out the mystery while I was reading it. This could be perhaps because I do read quite a lot. I also didn't love a part of the ending with respect to the main character and her love interest.

*possible spoilers*
I really do feel that she gave up so much of herself to be with a person that frankly didn't treat her too well or just wasn't giving her the things that she wanted in life. It seemed too whimsical and fluttery of you ask me.

Overall it was a great book and I definitely recommend reading it especially if you like atmospheric books where you can get completely lost in.
Yahm
3.5/5 stars
We open the story with Mary Yellan making a journey in dreary weather to the Jamaica Inn, which just the name of incites fear in the surrounding area. Mary would have never chosen this life for herself but it was her mother's dying wish that Mary move off the farm and in with her Aunt Patience. Upon arriving at her new residence she notices her Aunt is not as happy and beautiful as she remembered. Rather Aunt Patience is ragged and cowers in fear of her husband, Joss Merlyn. What exactly is Aunt Patience afraid of and what are the secrets behind the mysterious Jamaica Inn.

I quite enjoyed the book though at times it seemed terribly slow. The characters all had distinct personalities which Du Maurier did a wonderful job of displaying throughout the book. While not exactly a scary story it holds your interest as you try to figure out just what is going on at the inn. My only complaints were the slowness in parts of the book and that the twist wasn't exactly surprising. Though there being a surprise isn't a requirement when a book is written as well as this was.
Galubel
Jamaica Inn by the English writer Daphne du Maurier is a classic. The story begins with 20 year-old Mary Yellan making her way to Jamaica Inn in a horse drawn coach, the darkness of the moors and the beating rain making her very anxious.

Mary lived on a farm in Helford but had to leave after her mother died. As she was dying she asked Mary to go live with her Aunt Patience at Jamaica Inn. The journey to her aunt is anything but comforting.

Upon arrival Mary finds her aunt a different person fro the sparkling, witty laughing woman she remembered. Aunt Patience seems aged 50 years and mutters constantly. She is clearly frightened of something and Mary comes to realize very quickly what, or shall I say who, is the reason. Mary’s Uncle Joss is a wicked man and he has illegal business affairs right there at the inn.

The plot follows a group of murderous wreckers, Joss seemingly one who is in charge. They run ships aground using lanterns on the shore and kill the sailors then steal the cargo. Jamaica Inn is never open to the public yet every few weeks men come in the dark of the night, silently unloading carts of merchandise they have stolen from the wrecked ships.

Mary foolishly becomes attracted to Joss’s younger brother, Jem. She realizes Jem does not have anything to do with her uncle’s murderous business although he is a horse thief.

One day Mary decides to track her uncle across the moors so she can report the lot of them to the law. But it gets dark earlier than she thought it would and Mary is stranded, cold and wet and alone in the dark. Miraculously a horse drawn buggy comes along and she is rescued. Francis Davey, an albino vicar who lives in the next village, picks Mary up and takes her to his home. She tells the vicar the improbable tale of her uncle’s business expecting him to help her. He instead points out some weak points in her story and suggests she is letting her imagination get away from her.

There is much more but if you haven’t read Du Maurier’s classic, I don’t want to give away the rest of the story. Soon I would like to read her other popular book, Rebecca.

What would you like to eat if you were arriving on a damp, cold wintery evening to a near deserted inn on the moors? I would want a hot brisket dinner and loads of tea! That's what I was inspired to prepare after reading this book. (Photos are on my website)
Cozius
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My review of Jamaica Inn: Jamaica Inn was first published 80 years ago, but it has held up well. Du Maurier does a great job of making the English moor into a dark and forbidding place. The days are short. The rain is constant. The rocks are large and sharp. One false step and hidden bogs will suck you down to your death. The Inn itself is cold and damp, rundown and isolated. Life is difficult. Du Maurier populates her story with complex and fascinating characters - a young and innocent leading lady, her violent and alcoholic uncle, her meek and abused aunt, a charming and dangerous horse thief, a violent gang of criminals that lures ships to their doom on the rocky shore, and an albino (!) vicar. There's plenty of violence, but it's not as explicit as it would be in a book written today. It was fascinating to see how her situation affected our young heroine. The ending left me with a lot to think about. I heartily recommend Jamaica Inn if you are a fan of gothic suspense. The writing may seem a little bit dated by today's standards, but it's a quick read and Du Maurier is terrific author.