The great success of An Englishman's Home pays fine tribute to the amateur literary skill of its author, Guy du Maurier
. He benefitted, no doubt, from being born into a literary family, as the son of the celebrated novelist George du Maurier
But on another level we might even argue that du Maurier
's 'The Birds' is also a response--conscious or otherwise--to the more existential threat, which emerged with the Cold War in the late 1940s, of nuclear annihilation.
This essay explores our fascination with time travel in Daphne du Maurier
's fiction, which oscillates between the radical and the conservative, emphasizing broader issues of the role of fiction generally and fantasy in particular.
The common assumption about Daphne du Maurier
's Rebecca figures the first Mrs.
'The Doll' - one of 13 du Maurier
short stories to be published in a new anthology, was discovered by Ann Willmore.
Daphne Du Maurier
's REBECCA (1572705027, $47.95) receives Anna Massey's warm and evocative voice as captures on audio the classic ghost story of a new wife haunted by the ghost of another.
THE FIRST OF THE DU MAURIER
DYNASTY to settle in England, in the 1860s, was George, who made his name as an artist for Punch and as the author of the novel Trilby, in which he created the character of Svengali.
Yet no one slapped the "fanfic" label on Sally Beauman's Rebecca's Tale, a revisionist take on Daphne du Maurier
's Rebecca, when it was released by a major publisher in 2001.
George Du Maurier
's novel Trilby, in which Svengali holds forth, was a spectacular best seller, breaking all records, both in England and the United States, when it was published in 1894, and it remained widely popular for generations.
Popular novelist Daphne Du Maurier
's superbly written and memorably personal autobiography of her own family provides a spirited saga of family history, and will prove a 'must' for any student seeking a full coverage of Du Maurier
's influences and life.
SEATTLE A Book-It Repertory Theater presentation of a play in two acts, adapted by Rachel Atkins from a novel by Daphne du Maurier
. Directed by Jane Jones.
The survey of the 700 members of the Romantic Novelists' Association put Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' in second place, followed by 'Gone With the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell, 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier
and Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights'.