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“Trilby is an imitation of Thackeray, a very good imitation and immensely readableBernard Shaw, if I remember rightly, considered it to be better than Thackeray in many waysbut to me the most interesting thing about it is the different impressions one derives from reading it first before and then after the career of Hitler.”
“The thing that now hits one in the eye in reading Trilby is its antisemitism.”
“Wanting and envying Du Maurier's "Trilby" readership.”
“In the novel "Trilby" by George du Maurier, who trained Trilby's singing voice by hypnosis?”
“I remember her concern when BBC Radio serialised 'Trilby' with its Jewish demi-villain.”
“And I fear that you will find many a young lady of to-day, who is content to be ignorant of Homer and Shakespeare, but who is ravished by the charms of "Trilby" or the "Heavenly Twins.”
“A library which caters to the novel-reading habit as extensively as the New York Mercantile (a subscription library) has to buy fifty to one hundred copies of "Trilby," for example, to keep up with the demand.”
“He is credited with having set some verses to music, at this time; among them the popular "Au Clair de la Lune," which the numberless readers of "Trilby" will remember was sung by La Svengali, on that famous night at the Cirque des Bashibazoucks.”
“I went to the man who takes orders and said: 'Have you ever read "Trilby"?”
“In these days Susan read old poems with a thrill, read "Trilby" again, and found herself trembling, read "Adam Bede," and shut the book with a thundering heart.”
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