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Daphne du Maurier, Author of ‘Rebecca’ and ‘The Birds,’ Dies
Look Inside. Feb 07, ISBN Mar 08, ISBN The only hardcover edition of the beloved, internationally best-selling gothic mystery. The unassuming young heroine of Rebecca finds her life changed overnight when she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome and wealthy widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Rescuing her from an overbearing employer, de Winter whisks her off to Manderley, his isolated estate on the windswept Cornish coast—but there things take a chilling turn.
She was Through the 29 novels and dozens of short stories she penned in her lifetime ran the melded threads of romance and intrigue. The melodrama is excellent. In an art form often distinguished by economic perfidy, Miss Du Maurier, who in was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the queen, had been a success since publication of her first novel in "The Loving Spirit. Several of her works have been adapted for film and television.
“Rebecca” alone ran to 42 printings with the last edition in Her books sold well into the millions but a spokesman for one of her three.
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Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for narrative craft. Du Maurier spent much of her life in Cornwall , where most of her works are set. As her fame increased, she became more reclusive. Daphne du Maurier was born in London, the middle of three daughters of prominent actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and actress Muriel Beaumont. Her mother was a maternal niece of journalist, author, and lecturer William Comyns Beaumont. Her elder sister, Angela du Maurier , also became a writer, and her younger sister Jeanne was a painter.
A best-seller, Rebecca sold 2. After a fortnight of courtship, she agrees to marry him and, after the wedding and honeymoon, accompanies him to his mansion in Cornwall , the beautiful estate Manderley. Danvers, the sinister housekeeper, was profoundly devoted to the first Mrs. She continually attempts to undermine the new Mrs. Whenever the new Mrs.