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.