I read of the story ‘Trilby’ long ago. I had become acquainted with the ‘Svengali’ effect some evil actors could have on people through examples in popular culture. So I sought out this ‘lost’ classic that featured a vision of ‘artistic’ bohemian life and romantic longings for a girl with a beautiful voice who seemed hypnotized. Once this romantic novel was more popular that Dracula, a work from the same time. What did millions once find in this story?