A novel written and illustrated by George du Maurier, published 1894.
The setting of the story reflects the writer's years as an art student in Paris. The charming Trilby O'Ferrall, an artist's model, slowly falls under the spell of Svengali, a German‐Polish musician, who establishes her as a famous singer. His power over her is such that when he dies her voice collapses, she loses her eminence, languishes, and finally dies herself. Trilby's hat is the origin of the ‘trilby’.
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