TREVERYAN by Angela du Maurier


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A better book than any she has done, although she still tends to overwrite her dialogue and overplay her hand. This is a story of the Cornish coast, and of the three Treveryan children, whose legacy of insanity brought renunciation, loneliness, even murder. The two sisters gave up the men they loved when they learned of it; but the brother defied his heritage, left home, and eventually brought back Lucy, as his bride, ignorant of the threat that hung over them. Jealousy, violence, hatred, murder --as Bethel, elder sister, reveals the facts. A sensational trial ends in an ironic conclusion.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1942
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran