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Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress

Auerbach, Nina, 1943-

(Book - 2000)
Daphne Du Maurier, Haunted Heiress
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the life and work of the English novelist and discusses the influence of her famous father and grandfather on her writing.

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Auerbach (history and literature, University of Pennsylvania) examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca , looking at how 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. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

University of Pennsylvania Press

Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author ofRebecca, 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.


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.



Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2000
ISBN: 0812235304
Branch Call Number: B Du Maurier A
Characteristics: 180 p. ; 23 cm.

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