Literature: Trilby

Trilby is a novel by George Du Maurier (grandfather of Daphne Du Maurier). It was written in 1894, and is about the title character who was hypnotized by the sinister Svengali to become a famous singer, although she (Trilby) was tone-deaf.

The novel is the Trope Namer for The Svengali. The 1895 stage adaptation popularized the Trilby hat.