Search Results: "Daphne du Maurier"


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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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MARY ANNE by Daphne du Maurier
Released: June 18, 1954

"Not top drawer du Maurier, but a sure best seller."
A novel, quite openly based on actual historical records relating to Miss du Maurier's great, great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke. Read full book review >

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REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1938

"Should be easy to sell — easy to rent."
A brilliant piece of writing, with the atmosphere and suspense and pace that made Jamaica Inn an absorbing and thrilling story — and it has besides a depth of characterization and soundness of psychological conflict that makes it a finer and more penetrating book. Read full book review >

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FRENCHMAN'S CREEK by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Feb. 2, 1942

"Mad adventure, not always convincing as to details (or, in retrospect, as to pattern), but excellent escape reading in days when sheer story telling provides a way out as relief from daily headlines."
Better late than never — sorry! 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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SEPTEMBER TIDE by Daphne du Maurier
Released: July 6, 1950

"Gertrude Lawrence starred in the successful London presentation of the piece and is bringing it to this country to play in the summer theatres."
By blowing a little dust off the plot, this well-known writer has achieved a gentle and pleasantly sentimental comedy of manners wherein artist son-in-law falls in love with the more mellow grace of his wife's mother. Read full book review >

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THE PARASITES by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Jan. 3, 1949

"Skilled craftsmanship, but not so holding a story as Rebecca."
Quite different — and somehow more personal- than Daphne du Maurier's other novels. Read full book review >

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THE PROGRESS OF JULIUS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: July 19, 1933

"Not a book for wide sales."
It is hard to credit the author of THE GENTLE SPIRIT, with its amazingly wise and balanced portrayal of the members of a family over several generations, with so bitter a portrayal of a character as she has given here. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL by Daphne du Maurier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Old-fashioned fun."
Early work by the author of Rebecca and other bestsellers, some written while du Maurier (1907-1989) was still in her teens, brings back the era when short stories were popular entertainment. Read full book review >

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MYSELF WHEN YOUNG by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Sept. 23, 1977

"She is a better novelist than journal-keeper."
Miss du Maurier, prolific author—of novels, travel books, biographies, short stories, plays—here indulges herself (her phrase) by writing out her "thoughts, impressions, and actions" from the age of three until the publication of her first novel, and her marriage, at twenty-five, in an engaging foreword, she hopes to encourage "young writers, as unsure of themselves as I once was, to try their hand." Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 1977

"They have appeared in collections dating back to 1952."
The two most well-known du Maurier pieces of short fiction—"The Birds" and "Don't Look Now"—are reprinted here, along with seven other tales of oddness, secrets, and unexplained happenings. Read full book review >

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JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 17, 1936

"The colored posters supply excellent sales aids."
Grand adventure in the high manner — wild moors — mysterious midnight marauders — strange eerie happenings — piracy and wrecking and smuggling and murder — an innkeeper who turns guests away — his wife, cowed and terrified — an albino in the guise of a clergyman — and a girl whose courage and curiosity help to uncover the dastardly truth of it all. Read full book review >