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Book Title: Trilby|
Date of issue: February 5th 2003
ISBN 13: 9781551115740
The author of the book: George du Maurier
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 5.81 MB
Edition: Broadview Press Inc
Read full description of the books Trilby:I've finished the book now, and so expanded the SC note to include something of a review, below.
"They will not let me play myself, but I can teach, I taught the girl to sing, she was nothing by herself. A good voice, but that won't make a great singer. I taught her phrase by phrase, she was my instrument. This is how it begins.
I take the money, she sings more excreble nonsense and always they pay and she gives me half. Soon she is playing in larger clubs and gets more money and I make more money. Perhaps I will find another little protegee, a string of them. I am a pimp then, a pimp with my girls,
But she betrayed me. She sang songs that were not mine. She wants to be off on her own now. I will have to find another girl, one who will not defy me in the end. One that will do as I bid, always.
I have someone in mind already. What is more, she is ready to be used. She will jump at the chance."
Not Simon. Svengali. Do you think he was SC's inspiration.
The ending is tragic. Simon Svengali dies and without his magic hypnosis and autotune, Trilby finds she cannot sing at all. She engages a singing master but her voice is just not good enough for her to perform live and it seems all is lost. But then she sees a photo of her hero, of the man himself, and for a brief moment she is transported back to the concert hall, the finale of American Idol, and she soars, it's her moment, She Can Sing. Just for a moment. Then that's that.
But then that's always the way with American Idol isn't it? Once the hopeful stars' Svengali Simon has lost interest, they go back to the murky towns and used-car suburbs from which they came, emerging only at weekends in tribute bands and solo spots down at the pub. (view spoiler)[And possibly a spot on "Celebrity" Big Brother or similar 4th rate reality show (hide spoiler)]. Trilby didn't even get that.
Great book. Very much fun to read.
Read information about the authorGeorge Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier was a Franco-British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and for his novel Trilby. He was the father of actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier.
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