Search Results: "Daphne du Maurier"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"Biography of the most exemplary kind, and, in its own way, as haunting an evocation of a troubled woman as Rebecca itself. (Thirty-three b&w photographs)"
One of those rare biographies of popular icons—in this case, the author of Rebecca—that puts truth-telling ahead of mudslinging or whitewashing. Read full book review >

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DAPHNE DU MAURIER: HAUNTED HEIRESS by Nina Auerbach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A valiant but unconvincing effort to resuscitate du Maurier to literary respectability."
Last night I dreamed of . . . a Daphne du Maurier whose works were "startlingly brilliant," peopled with "most unsavory" men and "defective" women, and whose exegesis here is shrouded in literary fog. Read full book review >

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THE DU MAURIERS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 23, 1937

"Sell to everyone who liked Gerald; and then turn about and sell Gerald to everyone who likes this."
Gerald starts with the marriage of "Kicky" (George) du Maurier. Read full book review >

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DAPHNE DU MAURIER AND HER SISTERS by Jane Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"In this sensitive group portrait, Dunn (Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens, 2004, etc.) depicts three women struggling to escape Neverland, define for themselves both success and happiness, and hone their own identities."
Love and rivalry among three talented sisters. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE WORLD OF DAPHNE DU MAURIER by Martyn Shallcross
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1992

"Frustratingly slim pickings, even for devoted fans. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
A bare-bones biography of the popular British author of Rebecca, etc. Born in 1907, du Maurier, Shallcross tells us, was educated at home. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1971

"Without a doubt all within its shadow."
With Daphne du Maurier you always know where you're at, or do you, since all of these five, long stories deal with supernal manifestations of one kind or another. Read full book review >

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THE SCAPEGOAT by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 20, 1956

"A sure best seller."
In her role as a spinner of tales, Daphne du Maurier has few equals, and this, which in any other hands would be a fantastically unbelievable yarn, holds the spellbound reader with a mounting conviction that so it might have been. Read full book review >

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MY COUSIN RACHEL by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 11, 1951

"A gifted craftsman and spinner of yarns, Daphne du Maurier excells herself."
This comes closer to Rebecca than anything Miss du Maurier has done and is, I think, one of her best novels, ingeniously contrived as to plot, successfully realized as to characters. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"Part pure fluff, part inspirational—a friendly, unpretentious du Maurier grab-bag."
An agreeable miscellany of minor du Maurier: 15 early stories (previously collected only in paperback), ten bits of family history and personal memoir, three poems, and a few pages of working notes for the novel Rebecca. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 21, 1976

"Catherine Drinker Bowen's The Lion and The Throne (1956; a biography of Coke) and Francis Bacon: The Temper of A Man (1963) remain the layman's guides par excellence to this material."
Du Maurier began this story with Golden Lads (1975), a study of the young Bacon and his beloved older brother Anthony, ending with Anthony's death in 1601. Read full book review >

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RULE BRITANNIA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Jan. 19, 1972

"It's just quietly comfortable."
A salvo to the England that there'll always be, even if it doesn't amount to much more than that lovable stubbornness called "bloodymindedness," in the form of a benign now-based fantasy about the partnership of the United States and the United Kingdom into something called USUK. Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1961

"But it is unlikely that even her name will achieve for it the wide and sure popularity of her earlier work."
A study- with newly interpreted evidence from his own writings and other sources- of the tragic brother of the gifted Bronte sisters, this throws fresh light on the dour background, the home life- less grim than usually pictured- and, unfortunately, the limitations of medical knowledge in handling Branwell's undoubted epilepsy. Read full book review >