Meine Cousine Rachel

Roman
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458749349
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
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Seit dem Tod seiner Eltern lebt Philipp bei seinem wohlhabenden Vetter Ambrose in Cornwall – bis der langjährige Junggeselle auf einer Florenzreise überraschend heiratet. In Briefen erzählt Ambrose Philipp von seinem Eheglück mit Rachel. Mit der Zeit jedoch werden die Briefe seltener, die Inhalte verwirrender. Eines Tages trifft ein beunruhigender Hilferuf aus Italien ein: Ambrose ist an einem rätselhaften Leiden erkrankt und fühlt sich von Rachel bedroht. Philipp reist alarmiert nach Florenz, doch er kommt zu spät: Ambrose ist tot, und von der jungen Witwe fehlt jede Spur ... bis Rachel vor Philipps Tür in Cornwall steht. Und sie ist ganz anders, als er erwartet hätte: humorvoll, intelligent und zurückhaltend. Mehr und mehr verfällt Philipp der schönen Frau, doch plötzlich erkrankt auch er ... Ein faszinierender und dramatischer Spannungsroman, jetzt in neuer Übersetzung.

Daphne Du Maurier


Author: Daphne Du Maurier,Margaret Forster
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446455602
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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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.

Rebecca

Roman
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458744827
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
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In einem Hotel an der Côte d’Azur lernt Maxim de Winter eine junge Frau aus einfachen Verhältnissen kennen. Die beiden verlieben sich, und schon nach kurzer Zeit nimmt sie seinen Heiratsantrag an und folgt dem Witwer nach Cornwall auf seinen prachtvollen Landsitz Manderley. Doch das Glück der Frischvermählten währt nicht lange: Der Geist von Maxims toter Ehefrau Rebecca ist allgegenwärtig, und die ihr ergebene Haushälterin macht der neuen Herrin das Leben zur Hölle, sie droht nicht nur die Liebe des Paares zu zerstören. Als ein Jahr später plötzlich doch noch Rebeccas Leiche gefunden wird, gerät Maxim de Winter unter Mordverdacht ... Rebecca, Daphne du Mauriers berühmtester Roman, war bereits bei seinem Erscheinen 1938 ein Bestseller. Er wurde mehrfach verfilmt: 1940 entstand unter der Regie von Alfred Hitchcock die bekannteste Adaption, die mit zwei Oscars prämiert wurde.

Zauberhaftes Cornwall


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458736344
Category: Travel
Page: 200
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Daphne du Maurier war erst 19 Jahre alt, als sie sich 1926 dazu entschloss, das Feriendomizil ihrer Eltern im cornischen Bodinnick nicht mehr zu verlassen. Denn dort in Cornwall hatte sie ihre neue Heimat gefunden, wo sie nicht nur die Freiheit spürte, ihr Leben zu verbringen und die Natur zu genießen, sondern auch die Inspiration, zu schreiben. In Zauberhaftes Cornwall setzt sie ihrem Herzort ein Denkmal. Sie erzählt von der wunderbaren cornischen Landschaft, ihren Menschen und ihrer Lebensart. Ebenso Reiseliteratur wie Roman und Memoire, ist dieses Buch Daphne du Mauriers ganz persönliche Hommage an eine der reizvollsten Gegenden Englands, ein Buch voller Geschichten und Legenden, von geheimnisvollen Schlössern, verwunschenen Spelunken, Schmugglern und legendären Königen.

Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress


Author: Nina Auerbach
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218367
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
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Nina Auerbach examines both the life of Daphne du Maurier as it is revealed in her writings and the sensibility of a vanished class and a time now gone that haunts the fringes of our own age.

Daphne du Maurier

Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination
Author: A. Horner,S. Zlosnik
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230378773
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 235
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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.

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Rebecca; My Cousin Rachel
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523824
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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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.

Mary Anne


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405518081
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Vanishing Cornwall


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074811467X
Category: Travel
Page: 216
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'There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me.' Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek. In Vanishing Cornwall she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history and its people, eloquently making a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

Jamaica Inn


Author: Daphne du Maurier,Lisa Evans
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783193859
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Shrubs of broom grow black and twisted As if by Devil's fingers And the wind that never ceases, Like a chorus from the dead. Those who lived here it's for certain, would grow dark and tortured too' In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor, young Mary Yellen soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of night. But worse is yet to come as Mary finds herself helplessly ensnared in the deadly activities taking place around her. Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Jamaica Inn has all the hallmarks of a great adventure classic — murder, mystery and malevolence. Jamaica Inn was produced at the Salisbury Playhouse in May 2004 and was followed by a UK tour.

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 1

Frenchman's Creek; The Birds & Other Stories; Hungry Hill
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523794
Category: Fiction
Page: 1056
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Includes the novels Frenchman's Creek and Hungry Hill, and the story collection The Birds & Other Stories. Frenchman's Creek tells the story of Lady Dona St Columb's escape from the Restoration Court in search of love and adventure at Navron in Cornwall. Hungry Hill is a powerful tale of the feud between two great families, the Donovans and the Brodricks. Daphne du Maurier's short story 'The Birds' was the basis for the classic Hitchcock film.

The Scapegoat


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217254
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
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For his part, John has no choice but to take the Frenchman's place - as master of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a large and embittered family, and keeper of too many secrets.".

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 3

Jamaica Inn; The Flight of the Falcon; The King's General; The Glass Blowers; The Breaking Point & Other Stories; Mary Anne
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523816
Category: Fiction
Page: 2112
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Includes Jamaica Inn, The Flight of the Falcon, The King's General, The Glass Blowers, Mary Anne, and The Breaking Point & Other Stories. Jamaica Inn weaves a tale of mystery at the eponymous inn on Cornwall's bleak moorlands. The Flight of the Falcon is set in the Italian town of Ruffano: in the 20th century the town has nearly forgotten its violent history, but is it still stained by its dark past? Set in the 17th century at Menabilly in Cornwall, The King's General is the story of a country and a family riven by war. The French Revolution is the backdrop to The Glass Blowers, a tale of family tragedy. Mary Anne is a vivid portrait of one woman's ambition as she rises from ordinary beginnings to become an influential royal mistress to the Duke of York.

Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters


Author: Jane Dunn
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007347111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.

The Du Mauriers


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748114637
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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When Daphne du Maurier wrote this book she was only thirty years old and had already established herself both as a biographer, with the acclaimed Gerald: A Portrait, and as a novelist. The Du Mauriers was written during a vintage period of her career, between two of her best-loved novels: Jamaica Inn and Rebecca. Her aim was to write her family biography 'so that it reads like a novel' and it was due to du Maurier's remarkable imaginative gifts that she was able to breathe life into the characters and depict with affection and wit the relatives she never knew, including her grandfather, the famous Victorian artist and Punch cartoonist - and creator of Trilby. 'Miss du Maurier creates on the grand scale; she runs through the generations, giving her family unity and reality . . . a rich vein of huour and satire . . . observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic, are here' Observer

Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 2

The House on the Strand; Julius; The Loving Spirit; The Doll: Short Stories
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405523808
Category: Fiction
Page: 1312
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Includes The House on the Strand, Julius, The Loving Spirit and The Doll: Short Stories. Written in the tradition of Poe and Lovecraft, The House on the Strand is a gripping, time-travelling horror tale. The eponymous hero of Julius is a quick-witted urchin caught up in the Franco-Prussian war, who is soon on his way to seek a fortune in London. The Loving Spirit, Daphne du Maurier's first published novel, is the history of the lives, loves and hardships of a Cornish family at the turn of the twentieth century. This omnibus also includes The Doll, a collection of some of du Maurier's most thrilling short stories.

Don't Look Now And Other Stories


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 034900661X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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John and Laura have come to Venice to try and escape the pain of their young daughter's death. But when they encounter two old women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of increasingly strange and violent events. The four other haunting, evocative stories in this volume also explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: a lonely teacher who investigates a mysterious American couple, a young woman confronting her father's past, a party of pilgrims who meet disaster in Jerusalem and a scientist who harnesses the power of the mind to chilling effect.

Frenchman's Creek


Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405518065
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for a life of honest love -- and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. It is this Dona who flees the stews of London for remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds there the passion her spirit craves -- in the love of a daring pirate hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy.