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This is du Maurier's tale of beautiful lost Trilby O'Ferrall--graceful but captive to the hypnotist Svengali, a creature so foul that his name has ... Show synopsis

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CIDNY

"Trilby"

by CIDNY on Jul 2, 2009

This novel doesn't read at all like a book written in the 1800's--the character and scene descriptions are as fresh as anything contemporary. I picked up this book, because it's been mentioned in (surprise, surprise!) rock magazines and rock bios. One of my favorite British bands, the legendary "The Libertines," were fronted by an extraordinarily well-read duo--Carl Barat and Pete Doherty. They are single-handedly responsible for the fashionable return of the "trilby" hat, which is a reference to this 1894 novel. This book is a brilliant read. Unsurprisingly, it is the inspiration behind the plot of "Phantom of the Opera," Andrew Lloyd Webber's hugely successful musical.

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