Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Oct 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca, looking at the way her sharp-edged fiction, with its brutal and often perverse family relationships, has been softened in film adaptations of her work. She reads both du Maurier's life in her writings, and the sensibility of a vanished class and time that haunts the fringes of our own age.

  

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User Review  - Kay - Goodreads

This book is both a critical appreciation of Daphne Du Maurier's writing and a personal account of Nina Auerbach's relationship (as a reader)with Du Maurier. As usual, Auerbach offers fascinating ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karin A. - Goodreads

Very interesting. Nina took all of Daphne's books and analyzed them to what was going on in Daphne's life when they were written and how she thought about men, women and children, as well as a ... Read full review

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Contents

Reading Furtively by Flashlight
1
The Men in Her Life
21
Family Chronicler
49
Life as a Man
73
Rebecca and Romance
101
Movie Star
125
Je Reviens
159
Works by Daphne du Maurier
163
Notes
165
Acknowledgments
173
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Nina Auerbach is John Welsh Centennial Professor of History and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous books, including Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, and Our Vampires, Ourselves.

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