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    Introduction - Trilby

    Pick, Daniel and Du Maurier, G. (2006) Introduction - Trilby. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Trilby. Penguin. ISBN 9780141937694.

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    Abstract

    In the Latin Quarter of Paris, Trilby O'Ferrall - graceful, charming and innocent - is working as an artist's model. Her ingenuous nature makes her the perfect prey for the cruel magnetism of the demonic musician Svengali, under whose spell she falls. Using hypnotic powers Svengali shapes her into a virtuoso singer and soon she becomes Europe's most captivating soprano. But her golden voice, and even her life, will become fatally tied to him. With its thrilling plot and legendary villain, Trilby caused a sensation when it appeared in 1894, spawning songs, shoes and, most famously, the Trilby hat. Yet it is also a fascinating portrayal of its times, holding up a mirror to fin de siècle obsessions with sexuality, mesmerism and the occult.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 14:43
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 14:43
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42932

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