Daphne Du Maurier Writing Styles in Jamaica Inn

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The novel is written in the third person point of view. The novel's narrator appears to be Mary Yellan, a young woman who has come to live at Jamaica Inn after the death of her mother. Mary's thoughts and emotions are shared with the reader throughout the novel. However, at times there are comments made within the narration that do not appear to originate with Mary, suggesting the third person point of view is more of an authorial voice that has been hidden in an omniscient viewpoint.

The point of view of this novel is unique for most modern readers who have grown accustomed to third person narration that often drifts from character to character, giving the reader a fully rounded view of the events taking place within the plot of a novel. This point of view is slightly different in the fact that the narration...

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