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Jamaica Inn is a 1936 novel by British author Daphne du Maurier, a period piece set in Cornwall, England in 1820. In 1930, du Maurier stayed at the actual Jamaica Inn, located at Bodmin Moor. Central to the story is a group of “wreckers,” murderers who run ships aground, kill sailors, and steal cargo.
The heroine of the tale is Mary Yellan, who is twenty-three when the story opens. Upon her her mother’s death, Mary moves from the farm in Helford where she was raised, to live with her mother’s sister. Her Aunt Patience is married to a vicious drunkard and giant of a man named Joss Merlyn, who has her completely intimidated. Read More→