(1894), which introduced Svengali and was the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera.
This story, of the poor artist's model Trilby O'Ferrall who is transformed into a diva under the spell of the evil musical genius Svengali, created a sensation. It forever changed the public perception of hypnotism and there were Trilby parties, Trilby fashions, Trilby merchandiseâ€”the city of Trilby Florida is named after her, as is the style of hat many people still wear.
This copy is a first edition of Number 2 of only three Folio Society books published in its first year.
It contains 6 of du Maurier's full-page pencil sketches.
Folio Society First Impression No. 2
Publisher Folio Society, London; 1947
Quarter Burgundy Buckram with Grey and Burgundy Boards
Brilliant Gold Lettering on the spine
Large type, beautifully set and laid out. Printed in Belgium.
275 pp, 7 Â¼" x 10" x… Read more