skip to content
Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress

Author: Nina Auerbach
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000.
Series: Personal takes.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Nina Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca."--BOOK JACKET.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auerbach, Nina, 1943-
Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2000
(OCoLC)607380833
Named Person: Daphne Du Maurier; Gerald Du Maurier, Sir; Daphne Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; George Du Maurier; Daphne Du Maurier; Du Maurier family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Auerbach
ISBN: 0812235304 9780812235302
OCLC Number: 41464885
Description: 180 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Reading Furtively, by Flashlight --
The Men in Her Life --
Family Chronicler --
Life as a Man --
Rebecca and Romance --
Movie Star --
"Je Reviens".
Series Title: Personal takes.
Responsibility: Nina Auerbach.

Abstract:

"Nina Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca."--BOOK JACKET.

"Auerbach's Daphne Du Maurier is the author of sixteen other novels, along with biographies, articles, plays, memoirs, and short stories. Where other readers have become absorbed by Rebecca, Auerbach finds greater fascination in novels such as The Scapegoat, Hungry Hill, and My Cousin Rachel, books whose protagonists are troubled, even murderous, men succumbing to the haunting of previous generations. Du Maurier herself was haunted by her father and grandfather. Living under the shadow of her famous father, Gerald, actor and manager of Wyndham's Theater and creator of the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and of her grandfather George, the popular illustrator and best-selling novelist of Trilby, du Maurier was the torchbearer of a stellar male line.

Her own phrase for her secret self, "the boy in the box," hints at her sexual ambivalence and her alienation from the prescribed roles for women of her day."--BOOK JACKET. "This is a du Maurier whose sharp-edged fiction, with its brutal and often perverse family relationships, has been softened in such movies as Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and Don't Look Now, all based on her work."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41464885>
library:oclcnum"41464885"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/41464885>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Du Maurier, Gerald, Sir, 1873-1934"
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:copyrightYear"2000"
schema:datePublished"2000"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/26808089>
schema:genre"Criticism, interpretation, etc."
schema:genre"Biography"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress"
schema:numberOfPages"180"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"University of Pennsylvania Press"
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41464885>
schema:reviewBody""Nina Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.