Search Results: "Daphne du Maurier"


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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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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: Oct. 24, 1975

"Meandering, and truth to tell, a shade dull, but worthwhile as an oblique approach to Francis Bacon's neglected brother and Elizabethan espionage at the slippery edge of power."
Of the two golden lads—the philosopher, essayist and barrister Francis Bacon, and his brother Anthony, sons of Elizabeth I's Lord Keeper—du Maurier is most concerned with the career of Anthony, whose life was anything but golden. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1959

"In this collection, as in The Apple Tree, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition."
A haunting series of stories, in most cases putting it up to the reader to interpret the final outcome — in all cases using the device of the moment in life when emotion or reason reaches the point of tension beyond which something snaps. Read full book review >

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GERALD by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 5, 1935

"Good reading."
A delightful biography of Gerald du Maurier, the actor, by his daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1953

"These for sampling a collection that carries a name value."
A collection of eight stories, one of which is virtually a short novel and six of which appeared in England under the title, The Apple Tree. 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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THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON by Daphne du Maurier
Released: April 26, 1965

"However, if Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt can crest the bestseller lists with their weaker offerings, Daphne's dilly should make it with exactly the same audience increased by those hopefuls who remember Rebecca."
Daphne du Maurier is an excellent storyteller and can set in motion the most wornout mechanisms of melodrama in a way that doesn't irritate. Read full book review >

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Nov. 15, 1940

"Use this book instead of a card — it is the ideal small gift book selection this year, and for years to come."
It took restraint and courage to write — and publish — this modern parable. 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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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 >