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Trilby

£19.99

Product description

First. 1895. 121 b/w drawings by the author.

A few marks to covers. All lightly browned. Occasional marks to text borders. Hardly any spotting or foxing. Some slight weakness of binding, no loose pages. Large handwritten gift message on first blank page.


George du Maurier first gained success as a cartoonist for "Punch". His novel "Trilby" fitted into the gothic horror genre which was undergoing a revival at that time, and the book was hugely popular. The story of the poor artist's model Trilby O'Ferrall, transformed into a diva under the spell of the evil musical genius Svengali, created a sensation. Soap, songs, dances, toothpaste, and even the city of Trilby in Florida, were all named for the heroine, and the variety of soft felt hat with an indented crown that was worn in the London stage dramatization of the novel, is known to this day as a trilby. The plot inspired Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Phantom of the Opera and the innumerable works derived from it.

Item details

Author(s):
du Maurier, George
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15 x 19 cm.
Edition:
First 1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London
Title:
Trilby

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First. 1895. 121 b/w drawings by the author.

A few marks to covers. All lightly browned. Occasional marks to text borders. Hardly any spotting or foxing. Some slight weakness of binding, no loose pages. Large handwritten gift message on first blank page.


George du Maurier first gained success as a cartoonist for "Punch". His novel "Trilby" fitted into the gothic horror genre which was undergoing a revival at that time, and the book was hugely popular. The story of the poor artist's model Trilby O'Ferrall, transformed into a diva under the spell of the evil musical genius Svengali, created a sensation. Soap, songs, dances, toothpaste, and even the city of Trilby in Florida, were all named for the heroine, and the variety of soft felt hat with an indented crown that was worn in the London stage dramatization of the novel, is known to this day as a trilby. The plot inspired Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel Phantom of the Opera and the innumerable works derived from it.

Author(s):
du Maurier, George
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15 x 19 cm.
Edition:
First 1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
447
Publisher:
Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., London
Title:
Trilby

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