Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2003
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'Jamaica Inn is a first-rate page-turner' THE TIMES

'Daphne du Maurier has no equal' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Jamaica Inn is a novel about nothing less than pure evil ... with an eerie and shocking kind of power, in the novel's astonishing final act' JULIE MYERSON, GUARDIAN

In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother's dying wish was that she take refuge there with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind. Jamaica Inn has a desolate power and behind its crumbling walls, Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband.

When Mary discovers the inn's dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything she could possibly imagine and she is forced to collude in her uncle's murderous schemes. Against her will, she finds herself powerfully attracted to her uncle's brother, a man she dares not trust.

Jamaica Inn is a dark and gripping gothic tale that will remind readers of two other great classics, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. This was also made into a film, also called Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844080397
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 255g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm

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Jamaica Inn
I shouldn't compare it to Rebecca but...
I was expecting to love this book; I loved Rebecca, it's set by the coast, it's dark and intense, it involves smuggling. But it fell short and I think the ... READ MORE
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I read this in two days. Loved it. An original and relevant book to those a fan of Cornwall based literature (like Poledark or Demelza). As myself live i... READ MORE
G Wierzbicki
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Surprisingly fresh
I bought this having really enjoyed Rebecca. Although it was written over 80 years ago, it is still surprisingly fresh. The plotting is superb and will h... READ MORE
Malcolm Bower-Brown
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An atmospheric, engrossing gothic novel, that keeps you gripped from beginning to end.
From the very first page, du Maurier draws you in, her skillful use of language evocative and chilling. The sense of threat is palpable and, whilst the nat... READ MORE
Deryn Andrews
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Sinister, powerful and compelling gothic fiction
I love the gothic genre, and Daphne du Maurier is a literary master of the art of building up atmosphere through sensuous description. In this novel she en... READ MORE
Sheila Robinson
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One of Daphne Du Maurier’s best books!
I believe this book is one of Daphnes best. The story is so captivating and drew me in from the very first page. I would recommend this to anyone who liked... READ MORE