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

View: 2460

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

Author: Daphne Du Maurier,Margaret Forster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446455602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 5665

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.

Meine Cousine Rachel

Roman

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458749349

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 7812

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, Haunted Heiress

Author: Nina Auerbach

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8013

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 Omnibus 4

Rebecca; My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523824

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 9604

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.

Daphne du Maurier

Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination

Author: A. Horner,S. Zlosnik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230378773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 4854

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 1

Frenchman's Creek; The Birds & Other Stories; Hungry Hill

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523794

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 3934

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.

Meistererzählungen

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596174263

Category:

Page: 381

View: 4271

Man kennt die Autorin als Verfasserin von Romanen, die immer neue Lesergenerationen begeistern. Mit Büchern wie 'Rebecca' oder 'Meine Cousine Rachel' hat sie sich Weltruhm erschrieben. Aber die noch eindrucksvollere Begabung der Daphne Du Maurier liegt auf einem anderen Gebiet - der Novelle, der klassischen short story. Hier hat sie es zu einer Meisterschaft gebracht, die ihr Vergleiche mit Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant und anderen großen Erzählern eintrugen. Tatsächlich vermag kaum eine heutige Autorin das Hintergründige im Menschen raffinierter und brillanter bloßzulegen. Ein Beweis dafür ist dieser Band. Jede seiner Erzählungen verrät etwas von der Doppelbödigkeit der Wirklichkeit, jedes dieser Kabinnettstücke überrascht durch seine schicksalhafte Pointe; subtile Meisterwerke voll unheimlicher Visionen und Todesdrohungen.

The Scapegoat

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405518901

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4442

'Someone jolted my elbow as I drank and said, "Je vous demande pardon," and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him, and I realised, with a strange sense of shock and fear and nausea all combined, that his face and voice were known to me too well. I was looking at myself.' By chance, two men - one English, the other French - meet in a provincial railway station. Their resemblance is uncanny, and they spend the next few hours talking and drinking - until at last John, the Englishman, falls into a drunken stupor. It's to be his last carefree moment, for when he wakes, his French companion has stolen his identity and disappeared. So John steps into the Frenchman's shoes, and faces a variety of perplexing roles - as owner of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a fractious family, and master of nothing.

Die Vögel und Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen

Zwei Novellen in einem Band

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458751807

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 8388

Lautlos versammeln sich Möwen, Raben und Krähen an der Küste Cornwalls und werden für die Menschen zu einer tödlichen Bedrohung. – Und in Venedig, wo ein Massenmörder sein Unwesen treibt, erlebt ein englisches Ehepaar einen Albtraum zwischen Wahnsinn und Realität. Daphne du Mauriers berühmteste Erzählungen Die Vögel und Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen in einem Band. Das ist Horror vom Feinsten. Die englische Bestsellerautorin versteht es meisterhaft, hinter der Maske des Unscheinbaren und Alltäglichen den Schauer des Ungewissen und Rätselhaften zu entfalten.

Mary Anne

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405518081

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9142


Myself When Young

The Shaping of a Writer

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551891X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8553

Both her novels and her non-fiction reveal Daphne du Maurier's overwhelming desire to explore her family's history. In Myself When Young, based on diaries that she kept from 1920-1932, the most famous du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her subsequent marriage. Here, the writer is open and sometimes painfully honest about the difficult relationship with her father; her education in Paris; early love affairs; her antipathy towards London life and the theatre; her intense love for Cornwall and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer. The resulting portrait is of a captivating and complex character.

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier,Lisa Evans

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193859

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4938

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.

The Du Mauriers

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748114637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6761

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 and her Sisters

Author: Jane Dunn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007347111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 7960

Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.

Manderley Forever

A Biography of Daphne du Maurier

Author: Tatiana de Rosnay

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250099153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 5942

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier. “It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor. It is very well written and very moving. I’m sure my mother would have loved this book.” — Tessa Montgomery d’Alamein, daughter of Daphné du Maurier, as told to Pauline Sommelet in Point de Vue As a bilingual bestselling novelist with a mixed Franco-British bloodline and a host of eminent forebears, Tatiana de Rosnay is the perfect candidate to write a biography of Daphne du Maurier. As an eleven-year-old de Rosnay read and reread Rebecca, becoming a lifelong devotee of Du Maurier’s fiction. Now de Rosnay pays homage to the writer who influenced her so deeply, following Du Maurier from a shy seven-year-old, a rebellious sixteen-year-old, a twenty-something newlywed, and finally a cantankerous old lady. With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer. Manderley Forever is a nominee for the 2018 Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work.

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

View: 8507

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.