George Du Maurier (1834-1896)
From Literary Anecdotes About 19th Century Authors Born After 1829

HENRY JAMES, I [Anstey] heard from Du Maurier, came up to New Grove House after Trilby had become the talk of the town, and invited him to come for a walk.

`Let us', said Henry James, `find a seat and sit down and endeavour — if it is in any way possible to arrive at a solution — to discover some reason for such a phenomenon as the success of Trilby.'

From F. Anstey, A Long Retrospect (1938), p. 170.

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