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Julius Levy sacrifices everything to a ruthless ambition. After adventures in the Franco-Prussian war and in Algiers he reaches England, where his dreams come true with a swiftness that would have frightened a man less sure of his destiny. 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 ...

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She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality (Guardian)

One of the last century's most original literary talents (Daily Telegraph)

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A chilling story of ambition, Daphne du Maurier's third novel has lost none of its ability to unsettle and disturb.

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