Trilby. George Du Maurier, Author and.
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Trilby

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good or better copy of the first America edition, first printing, and first illustrated edition (published in the same year as the UK three-volume first -- the UK first illustrated edition was published in 1895) in the Publisher's original tan cloth with the front board lettered in green and decorated in green and in gilt, and spine panel letted in gilt and decorated in green (book somewhat askew); George Du Maurier's highly-regarded Gothic novel, the book for which he is best known, a work which became one of the most popular books of its time and features the character "Svengali", a hypnotic character who seduces, dominates, and exploits a young Irish girl named "Trilby" and makes her a famous singer. "Svengali" was such an excellent character that his name has become a part of the English language, with a "Svengali" being defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "a person who exercises a controlling or mesmeric influence on another, especially for a sinister purpose"). The novel provided the basis for an 1895 Play and for several movies of the same name and also served as the role model for Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. Very good. Item #2692

Price: $225.00

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