Julius Levy has grown up in a peasant family in a village on the banks of the Seine. A quick-witted urchin caught up in the Franco-Prussian War, he is soon forced by tragedy to escape to Algeria.
Once there, he learns the ease of swindling, the rewards of love affairs, and the value of secrecy. Before he's twenty, he's in London, where his empire-building begins in earnest.
As Julius claws his way to wealth, he cares for no one - until Gabriel is born. The dark passions she inspires in her father will eventually destroy them both ...
Author Biography: Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.
|1860-1872: Childhood||p. 3|
|1875-1890: Youth||p. 67|
|1890-1910: Manhood||p. 147|
|1910-1920: The Middle Years||p. 217|
|1920-1932: 'And After'||p. 287|
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Series: Virago Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1