Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier,Lisa Evans
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783193859
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 3139
Shrubs of broom grow black and twisted As if by Devil's fingers And the wind that never ceases, Like a chorus from the dead. Those who lived here it's for certain, would grow dark and tortured too' In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor, young Mary Yellen soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of night. But worse is yet to come as Mary finds herself helplessly ensnared in the deadly activities taking place around her. Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Jamaica Inn has all the hallmarks of a great adventure classic — murder, mystery and malevolence. Jamaica Inn was produced at the Salisbury Playhouse in May 2004 and was followed by a UK tour.

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780380725397
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7866
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 so incite her passions ... tempting her to love a man whom she dares not trust.

La posada Jamaica

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: ALBA Editorial
ISBN: 8490654115
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8553
Daphne du Maurier explicaba en una nota preliminar a La posada Jamaica (1936) que el establecimiento al que alude el título aún seguía en pie y que la novela era el producto de sus fantasías sobre cómo habría sido ciento veinte años antes. La acción arranca precisamente con un recuerdo clave de la imaginación romántica: un carruaje que atraviesa los páramos de Cornualles es zarandeado por la tormenta y en él una joven huérfana, Mary Yellan, se dirige al encuentro del único familiar que le queda, su tía Patience, que junto con su marido regenta una lóbrega y aislada posada de mala fama... a la cual el cochero apenas se atreve a acercarse. Las tormentas, los paisajes desolados, los mares que rugen, los naufragios provocados, los bandidos y dos mujeres atrapadas en un rincón de Inglaterra sin otra ley que la de la violencia, componen la atmósfera de esta excelente novela, un auténtico clásico moderno que mezcla la fascinación por la oscuridad con una denuncia de la brutalidad doméstica. El terror y la agonía de habitar un mundo dominado por hombres sin escrúpulos −pero a quienes también visitan sus fantasmas− se unen a la recreación de un mundo donde la moral aparece y desaparece como un espectro. Fue llevada al cine por Alfred Hitchcock en 1939.

Jamaica Inn

Author: Andy Hopkins,Jocelyn Potter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405879958
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Page: 122
View: 4365

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 280801631X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 50
View: 3578
Unlock the more straightforward side of Jamaica Inn with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, which tells the story of Mary Yellan, a young woman who promises her dying mother that she will go live with her aunt after her death. Unbeknownst to either of them, her aunt has married the murderous smuggler Joss Merlyn and now lives in remote Jamaica Inn, from where Joss masterminds his criminal operation. Mary soon finds herself risking death in this hostile situation, where danger can come from the unlikeliest of sources... Jamaica Inn is among Daphne du Maurier’s best-known works; she is also known for her novels Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel, and her short story The Birds. Find out everything you need to know about Jamaica Inn in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780330247092
Category: Classic
Page: 396
View: 3503
An innocent young woman marries an older widower and tries to carve a place for herself at his family estate, dominated by the bitter memories of his first wife, Rebecca.

The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland

Author: K. D. M. Snell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521381970
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 300
View: 978
The Regional Novel In Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990 will be of interest to literary and social historians as well as cultural critics.

Forever England

Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars
Author: Alison Light
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135629846
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
View: 7684
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408136066
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
View: 8584
Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Haunted Pubs Of The South West

Author: Ian Addicoat
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445628600
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 1624

The Secret Caribbean

Affordable Hideaways of the Rich and Famous
Author: Brooke Comer
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781556508516
Category: Travel
Page: 360
View: 5014
This is more than just your run of the mill travel book--this is a guide to fantasy. Whether you want to share elbow room in the playgrounds of the rich and famous, or just dream of an escape to the crystal waters, clear blue skies and white sands of the Caribbean, this guide will help you to transform such lofty dreams into an affordable reality. With colorful insights into the history of each location, Secret Caribbean transports you into the adventure of the past, while beckoning you to realize your fantasies in the here and now. Pleasantly written with a gentle to the eye lay-out, this book will appeal to many readers, not just those planning a getaway to their own secret hideaway. -- Amazon review "... an inspiration! I'm ready to rediscover the Caribbean!" -- Penelope Ann Miller "Fabulous facts and finds. I can't wait to go on vacation!" -- Julie Moran, Entertainment Tonight

The Wrong House

The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Steven Jacobs
Publisher: 010 Publishers
ISBN: 906450637X
Category: Architecture in motion pictures
Page: 342
View: 8661

Adventure Guide to Jamaica

Author: Paris Permenter,John Bigley
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588435040
Category: Travel
Page: 302
View: 1711
Maybe it's the mountains covered in lush tropical vegetation. Maybe it's the beaches, fringed with crustal-clear water and the promise of colorful marine life just below the surface. Or maybe it's the people who make Jamaica such a welcoming place. This island has lured stars and royalty from around the globe since the 1920s. Now it is one of the top vacation spots in the world.

Fish and Dive the Caribbean

A Truthful Destination Guide from Cancun to the British Virgin Islands
Author: Larry Larsen,M. Timothy O'Keefe
Publisher: Larsen's Outdoor Publishing
ISBN: 9780936513171
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 5157
Sooner or later every saltwater angler and diver begins casting glances toward the far off horizons of the Caribbean.

The Men Who Knew Too Much

Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Susan M. Griffin,Alan Nadel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991057X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 7522
Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock knew too much. Self-imposed exiles fully in the know, they approached American and European society as inside-outsiders, a position that afforded them a kind of double vision. Masters of their arts, manipulators of their audiences, prescient and pathbreaking in their techniques, these demanding and meticulous artists fiercely defended authorial and directorial control. Their fictions and films are obsessed with knowledge and its powers: who knows what? What is there to know? The Men Who Knew Too Much innovatively pairs these two greats, showing them to be at once classic and contemporary. Over a dozen major scholars and critics take up works by James and Hitchcock, in paired sets, to explore the often surprising ways that reading James helps us watch Hitchcock and what watching Hitchcock tells us about reading James. A wide-range of approaches offer fresh insights about spectatorship, narrative structure, and cinematic representation, as well as the relationship between technology and art, the powers of silence, sensory-and sensational-experiences, the impact of cognition, and the uncertainty of interpretation. The essays explore the avowal and disavowal of familial bonds, as well as questions of Victorian convention, female agency, and male anxiety. And they fruitfully engage issues related to patriarchy, colonialism, national, transnational, and global identities. The capacious collection, with its brilliant insights and intellectual surprises, is equally compelling in its range and cogency for James readers and film theorists, for Hitchcock fans and James scholars.

The Waking Engine

Author: David Edison
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466816775
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8317
Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die. Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times . . . until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to True Death can be found. Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls . . . and one very confused New Yorker. Late of Manhattan, Cooper finds himself in a City that is not what it once was. The gateway to True Death is failing, so that the City is becoming overrun by the Dying, who clot its byzantine streets and alleys . . . and a spreading madness threatens to engulf the entire metaverse. Richly imaginative, David Edison's The Waking Engine is a stunning debut by a major new talent. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica
Author: Matthew Parker
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448185262
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 5174
THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing' William Boyd 'The big bang of Bond books... Beautiful, brilliant' Tony Parsons Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye – the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island – its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama – infuses his writing. Fleming threw himself into the island’s hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond – projecting British power across the world – became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared. Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian’s family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming’s life and work.

1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die

A Food Lover's Life List
Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118306X
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
View: 471
The ultimate gift for the food lover. In the same way that 1,000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous, informative, dazzling, mouthwatering life list of the world’s best food. The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1,000 . . . Before You Die series, it’s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer, Mimi Sheraton—award-winning cookbook author, grande dame of food journalism, and former restaurant critic for The New York Times. 1,000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title, selecting from the best cuisines around the world (French, Italian, Chinese, of course, but also Senegalese, Lebanese, Mongolian, Peruvian, and many more)—the tastes, ingredients, dishes, and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about, whether it’s dinner at Chicago’s Alinea or the perfect empanada. In more than 1,000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs, it celebrates haute and snack, comforting and exotic, hyper-local and the universally enjoyed: a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto. Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm. Bird’s Nest Soup. A frozen Milky Way. Black truffles from Le Périgord. Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated, and has a gift for supporting her recommendations with smart, sensuous descriptions—you can almost taste what she’s tasted. You’ll want to eat your way through the book (after searching first for what you have already tried, and comparing notes). Then, following the romance, the practical: where to taste the dish or find the ingredient, and where to go for the best recipes, websites included.