Search Results: "Daphne du Maurier"


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VANISHING CORNWALL by Daphne du Maurier
Released: Aug. 18, 1967

Cornwall, England...with its legends of Arthur and Tristan, its intimations of Crete, its history and tales, its trades and peoples...its perpetual spring...a likely subject for Miss du Maurier's romance. 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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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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THE GLASS-BLOWERS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: March 22, 1963

"The author's name will sell a book that may well be below her peak as a storyteller."
Based on another snatch of du Maurier family history, this reaches back to the time of the French Revolution. 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 >

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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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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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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 >