♥ Book Title : Daphne du Maurier
☯ Full Synopsis : "Daphne du Maurier’s correspondence with Oriel Malet began in the early 1950s, after they met at a cocktail party in London. At least twenty years separated them: Oriel was a gauche young writer while Daphne was the famous, much-fêted author of bestselling novels including Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, and Rebecca. The friendship flourished for thirty years, fed by the letters that arrived faithfully from Menabilly, the du Maurier house in Cornwall. While Oriel tasted life on a houseboat on the Seine and mixed with the aristocratic Who’s Who of Paris, Daphne’s letters tell of her family, past and present, her marriage to General Sir Frederick Browning—a war hero known privately as ‘Moper’ whose fits of melancholy caused many a crisis at Menabilly—and events like Prince Philip coming for dinner: ‘We’ve got only four knives with handles, and one silver candlestick must be glued!’ Most of all, her letters are a valuable record of the complex and rigorous art of a fine and well-loved writer: the ‘brewing’ of a plot, the research, and the ‘pegging’ of secret fantasies onto a living person in order to create classical characters such as Cousin Rachel and Roger Kylmerth. Disarmingly frank about sex, an earnest seeker after spiritual and psychological truth, Daphne du Maurier is revealed in her letters as an inspiring and delightful correspondent—as well as a once-in-a-lifetime friend."Article| Oriel Malet| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4
☯ Full Synopsis : "Includes Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's best-known and bestselling novel, is the classic tale of a young woman who marries handsome widower Maxim de Winter and moves to his great house at Manderley in Cornwall, only to find that all is not as it first seems . . . In My Cousin Rachel, Philip Ashley, an orphan raised by his benevolent cousin Ambrose, is drawn into the orbit of Ambrose's beautiful, mysterious new wife Rachel."Article| Daphne Du Maurier| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Daphne du Maurier
☯ Full Synopsis : "Daphne du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination is the first full-length evaluation of du Maurier's fiction and the first critical study of du Maurier as a Gothic writer. Horner and Zlosnik argue that the fears at the heart of du Maurier's Gothic fictions reflect both personal and broader cultural anxieties concerning sexual and social identity. Using the most recent work in Gothic and gender studies they enter the current debate on the nature of Female Gothic and raise questions about du Maurier's relationship to such a tradition."Article| A. Horner, S. Zlosnik| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Daphne Du Maurier
☯ Full Synopsis : "Rebecca, published in 1938, brought its author instant international acclaim, capturing the popular imagination with its haunting atmosphere of suspense and mystery. du Maurier was immediately established as the queen of the psychological thriller. But the more fame this and her other books encouraged, the more reclusive Daphne du Maurier became. Margaret Forster's award-winning biography could hardly be more worthy of its subject. Drawing on private letters and papers, and with the unflinching co-operation of Daphne du Maurier's family, Margaret Forster explores the secret drama of her life - the stifling relationship with her father, actor-manager Gerald du Maurier; her troubled marriage to war hero and royal aide, 'Boy' Browning; her wartime love affair; her passion for Cornwall and her deep friendships with the last of her father's actress loves, Gertrude Lawrence, and with an aristocratic American woman. Most significant of all, Margaret Forster ingeniously strips away the relaxed and charming facade to lay bare the true workings of a complex and emotional character whose passionate and often violent stories mirrored her own fantasy life more than anyone could ever have imagined."Article| Daphne Du Maurier, Margaret Forster| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress
☯ Full Synopsis : "Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca, looking at the way her sharp-edged fiction, with its brutal and often perverse family relationships, has been softened in film adaptations of her work. She reads both du Maurier's life in her writings, and the sensibility of a vanished class and time that haunts the fringes of our own age."Article| Nina Auerbach| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Rebecca
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Daphne Du Maurier| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Scapegoat
☯ Full Synopsis : "Two men--one English, the other French--meet by chance in a provincial railway station and are astounded that they are so much alike that they could easily pass for each other. Over the course of a long evening, they talk and drink. It is not until he awakes the next day that John, the Englishman, realizes that he may have spoken too much. His French companion is gone, having stolen his identity. For his part, John has no choice but to take the Frenchman's place--as master of a château, director of a failing business, head of a large and embittered family, and keeper of too many secrets. Loaded with suspense and crackling wit, The Scapegoat tells the double story of the attempts by John, the imposter, to escape detection by the family, servants, and several mistresses of his alter ego, and of his constant and frustrating efforts to unravel the mystery of the enigmatic past that dominates the existence of all who live in the château.--From publisher description."Article| Daphne du Maurier| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds"
☯ Full Synopsis : "A Study Guide for Daphne du Maurier's "The Birds," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Don't Look Now
☯ Full Synopsis : "Following the death of their young daughter, John and Laura visit Venice to try and escape their grief. But when the couple meet two aged sisters, one of whom claims to have psychic visions of the dead girl, strange things start to happen. Filmed in 1973 with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, Daphne du Maurier's classic thriller starts as a moving examination of grief but gradually becomes a chilling tale with a dark and terrifying climax. This adaptation of Don't Look Now premiered in 2007 at the Sheffield Lyceum with a transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith."Article| Daphne Du Maurier, Nell Leyshon| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Catalog of Copyright Entries. New Series
☯ Full Synopsis : "Includes Part 1, Books, Group 1 (1946)"Article| | Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Mary Anne
☯ Full Synopsis : "Daphne Du Maurier's story of sex, society and scandal, based on the life of her great-great-grandmother. Cockney girl Mary Anne has known the grinding heel of poverty. Now, with beauty, brains and ambition, and the glittering decadence of Regency London to sustain her, she becomes a Royal mistress."Article| Daphne Du Maurier| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Jamaica Inn
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Published by arrangement with Chicester Partnership"--T.p. verso."Article| Daphne Du Maurier| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Villa of Death
☯ Full Synopsis : "Young Daphne du Maurier must defend a friend who has been accused of murder in the next installment in the beguiling mystery series that readers of Rebecca will love. It's the summer of 1927 and aspiring novelist Daphne du Maurier is headed to Cornwall for the wedding of her dear friend Ellen Hamilton to American millionaire Teddy Grimshaw. Having met during the chaos of the Great War, the lovers were cruelly separated for nearly a decade by circumstance and family interference. Now the wedding ceremony—held at Thornleigh Manor, a grand estate that has been in the Hamilton family for five centuries—marks a renewed hope for the future. But joy quickly turns to devastation when Teddy is found murdered right after the wedding. Wealth, jealousy, and buried secrets provide no shortage of suspects—or danger to everyone at Thornleigh, including Daphne herself. When Ellen is suspected of being the murderess, the independent-minded Daphne, along with the dashing Major Browning, is inspired to uncover the truth, and to write her next novel."Article| Joanna Challis| Statement ..."