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  Daphne du Maurier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Daphne du Maurier DBE (13 May 1907 19 April 1989) was one of the most successful Cornish novelists of all time.
She was born in London, the daughter of the actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier, and granddaughter of the author and cartoonist, George du Maurier.
Although married for many years to Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick "Boy" Browning and the mother of one son and two daughters, du Maurier was bisexual (which she referred to as her "Venetian tendencies"), and had intimate relationships with several women, including actress Gertrude Lawrence.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Dame Daphne Du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Du Maurier was at this time the mother of two infant daughters and had returned to Egypt where her husband had been posted since 1936.
Du Maurier's fictional exploration of her new home is the primary way in which she explored her own sense of identification and empathy with it.
Although du Maurier's reputation rested primarily upon her work as a novelist, she was to write successfully again for the theatre in 1948 with September Tide, a play in which a love affair between a mother and her daughter's husband takes place in the mother's home on a river estuary.
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 ::Strand Magazine::
Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13, 1907 in London to Muriel Beaumont, an actress, and Gerald du Maurier, an actor and theatrical manager.
The du Mauriers were well-established in the artistic world, so Daphne—the middle child of three girls—grew up in a privileged and slightly bohemian environment, one in which she met the famous of the London stage as well as the popular writers of the day.
Although du Maurier forgoes the usual trappings of gothic writing—hidden staircases, floating ghosts, and the like—the atmosphere of the house is so pervaded by the memory of Rebecca that the marriage of the romantic couple is nearly destroyed and the young bride, believing her marriage a failure, nearly commits suicide—with the encouragement of Mrs.
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 Dame Daphne du Maurier Biography (Lady Browning) (1907-1989)
Daphne Du Maurier was born in London on 13th May 1907 she was the second daughter of the actor-manager Sir Gerald Du Maurier and granddaughter of artist and writer George Du Maurier.
Daphne, with her sisters Angela and Jeanne were educated by a governess before going to schools in London, France and Paris.
Du Maurier's love for Cornwall began during her childhood when her family spent their holidays there, eventually buying a second home at Bodinnick-by-Fowey called Ferryside, Daphne stayed there often, usually alone, and this is where she found the freedom she craved.
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 ashgroveaudiobook.com - Daphne du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Du Maurier had ten novels and short stories converted to movies, appeared on TV, and was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Daphne du Maurier was born in London on May 13, 1907.
Daphne's husband once told her she would never be famous unless she wrote a "happy story about happy people." He seems to have been very mistaken.
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 Daphne Du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although it is hardly ever referred to in the more "detailed" profiles of Daphne du Maurier's life, a large amount of her life was spent based in Church Crookham.
Born 13th of May 1907 in London, Daphne was one of the three daughters who's father was the then renowned actor, Gerald du Maurier.
Daphne became determined to create her own wealth and not be reliant upon her father for income.
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 MSN Encarta - Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989), British romantic novelist and short-story writer of tales of adventure and mystery, often set against a Cornish background.
Born in London and educated at home with her sisters, du Maurier had, by the age of 18, begun writing the short stories that later would be published in 1952 as The Apple Tree.
In it du Maurier portrayed the uneven relationship that she perceived between the sexes; it was turned into a motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1939.
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 Wikinfo | Daphne du Maurier
She was born in London, England in 1907, the daughter of the actor-manager Gerald du Maurier, and granddaughter of the author George du Maurier.
She was created a Dame of the British Empire, and died in 1989, at her home in Cornwall, in a region which had been the setting for many of her books.
du Maurier's body was cremated and her ashes were scattered on the cliffs near her home.
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 Daphne du Maurier: Profile: Virago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist.
Inspired by a grisly discovery in the nineteenth century, The King's General was the first of du Maurier's novels to be written at Menabilly, the model for Manderley in Rebecca.
In Gerald: A Portrait, Daphne du Maurier captures the spirit and charm of the charismatic actor who played the original Captain Hook, amusingly recalling his eccentricities and his sense of humour, and sensitively portraying the darker side of his nature and his bouts of depression.
www.virago.co.uk /virago/meet/dumaurier_profile.asp   (2193 words)

 Daphne du Maurier Book Reviews
When Daphne du Maurier was a child she went to stay at a house called Milton, near Peterborough.
The love that Daphne and her father Gerald had for one another is well documented, as is the less comfortable relationship that Daphne had with her mother.
Daphne du Maurier’s reply to this was that she could not think of one and it became a challenge in technique to write the whole story without naming her.
www.dumaurier.org /reviews-rebecca.html   (3366 words)

 Daphne du Maurier - Her Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born on the 13th May 1907 Daphne du Maurier was the second daughter of Sir Gerald du Maurier and the grand daughter of George du Maurier.
Daphne loved Cornwall and spent time at Ferryside whenever she could, it was there that she wrote her first novel The Loving Spirit.
By now Daphne had lived in Cornwall for nearly thirty years and it was by continuing her writing she was able to overcome her disappointment that her husband, who died in 1965, was not with her in her last home.
www.fowey.co.uk /daphnedumaurier/herlife.htm   (460 words)

 The Daphne du Maurier WEB Site - Dame Daphne du Maurier
Daphne was born in 1907, grand-daughter of the brilliant artist and writer George du Maurier, daughter of Gerald, the most famous Actor Manager of his day, she came from a creative and successful family.
Join us for the tenth Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature, co-ordinated by Restormel Borough Council, which will take place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 20 May 2006 in and around the beautiful port of Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall.
The festival is a general arts and literature festival, held in memory of Dame Daphne du Maurier, who lived and wrote in the area.
www.dumaurier.org   (467 words)

 Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca - Bøger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Du Maurier's writing style is superb and never fails to hold the readers interest.
Daphne Du Maurier eeks out tantalizing details about each character in a way that establishes palpable tension and suspense.
Furthermore, Du Maurier drives the story, the characters, and the suspense with language that is carefully and skillfully crafted to move the arc of the plot irresistably toward the climax.
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 Daphne du Maurier
She was the daughter of Gerald (an actor) and Muriel (an actress) du Maurier.
The family moved several times as Browning was transferred to various military posts, but Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall for 40 years, 25 of them at the 17th century house Menabilly, which was the model for Manderley in duMaurier’s best known work, Rebecca.
Daphne du Maurier died on April 19, 1989, in Cornwall.
www.notesinthemargin.org /dumaurier.html   (1110 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Daphne du Maurier - Books: Meet the Writers
Playing up the isolated, somewhat wild patches of the area she called home, du Maurier created gothic stories tinged by both romance and horror -- most famously with her tale of the ultimate nightmare ex-wife, Rebecca.
Alfred Hitchcock adapted du Maurier's work to the big screen three times, using Rebecca, the short story "The Birds" in 1963 film, and this novel, the story of a young woman's visit to a decrepit Cornish coastal inn, in 1939.
A comprehensive biography, this tome examines not only du Maurier's life, but the social context in which she lived it as well as film adaptations of her work.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writer.asp?cid=701614   (186 words)

 Amazon.com: Rebecca: Books: Daphne Du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The House on the Strand by Daphne, Dame Du Maurier
Daphne Du Maurier has crafted a wonderfully spooky story with remarkably little action, but a great deal of atmosphere and a steadily mounting feeling of impending doom.
Du Maurier created an unforgettable atmosphere of decaying beauty, frightening spirits and horror mixed with love and death.
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 Daphne du Maurier - Interview 1977
Daphne du Maurier left Menabilly in 1967 and moved to another old house a few miles along the same lane.
When she passed the inn in later life, Daphne felt a little twinge of guilt as the place had become quite a commercial enterprise, but on a dark Winter evening it still has a little of the atmosphere attributed to it in the novel.
Daphne had always been an avid reader, and among the novelists she admired were the Brontë sisters.
www.cornwalls.co.uk /daphne-du-maurier.htm   (2648 words)

 Daphne du Maurier Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13, 1907, in London, England to Gerald (an actor and manager) and Muriel (an actress) du Maurier.
Her grandfather was artist and author George du Maurier (Peter Ibbetson in 1891 and Trilby in 1894).
Du Maurier's Text as a Reflection on Nature Versus Culture, the Human Condition, and Feminist Principles
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 TomFolio.com: by Daphne du MAURIER
Du Maurier, Daphne Letters from Menability: Portrait of a Friendship Publisher: M. Evans NY 1992.
Du Maurier, Daphne THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON Publisher: Doubleday NY 1965.
Du Maurier, Daphne The House on the Strand Publisher: Doubleday 1969.
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 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rebecca is a beautiful, haunting, gripping tale of love, hate and deceit told in the simplest and most endearing manner by Daphne Du Maurier.
Du Maurier weaves a beautiful web of mystery that holds you captive until the very end.
Du Maurier has created a masterpiece, a giant among novels.
www.freshlimesoda.com /reviews/rebecca_ameetha.htm   (653 words)

 eBay - du maurier daphne, Fiction Books, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The House on the Strand, Daphne du Maurier 1969
Flight of the Falcon by Daphne Du Maurier (1965) 1st Ed
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 Daphne Du Maurier
In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles that of a fairy tale.
Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint.
A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major (later Lieutenant General Sir) Frederick Browning, who married her.
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 Daphne du Maurier - Britannia Biographies
English novelist, daughter of actor Sir Gerald Du Maurier and granddaughter of novelist George Du Maurier.
Born in London, educated in Paris, she lived most of her life in Cornwall, whose climate and wild, natural beauty became the backdrop for her most successful novels.
Her short story, "The Birds," was made into a film in 1963 by Alfred Hitchcock, and is, likely, to be her greatest literary legacy.
www.britannia.com /bios/daphne.html   (92 words)

 Find in a Library: Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress
Subjects: Du Maurier, Daphne, -- Dame, -- 1907-
Du Maurier, Gerald, -- Sir, -- 1873-1934 -- Influence.
Du Maurier, Daphne, -- Dame, -- 1907- -- Psychology.
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 Daphne du Maurier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The postcard Daphne du Maurier in Cornwall illustrates Daphne du Maurier's long association with Fowey, and the important place Cornwall occupied in her life and novels.
She was born in London in 1907, and moved to Cornwall when she was nineteen.
Ferryside and Menabilly were two of the houses in which she lived for many years until her death in 1989.
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 Daphne Du Maurier
This book is the first full-length evaluation of du Maurier's fiction and the first critical study of du Maurier as a Gothic writer.
Using the most recent work in Gothic and gender studies, the authors enter the current debate on the nature of female Gothic and raise questions about du Maurier's relationship to such a tradition.
They demonstrate that using recognizable popular forms, she was able to explore through Gothic writing the anxieties of modernity in the kind of fiction many people find accessible.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Daphne Du Maurier: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Drawing on hitherto unpublished private letters and papers, and with the co-operation of du Maurier's family, Margaret Forster explores the novelist's personal dramas: the stifling relationship with her father, Gerald du Maurier, her troubled marriage to war hero "Boy" Browning, her wartime love affair, and her deep friendship with the actress Gertrude Lawrence.
Forster also looks behind the relaxed and charming facade to expose the workings of a complex and emotional character whose passionate and often violent stories possibly mirrored her own fantasy-life more than has been generally recognized.
A highly recommended book to anyone wanting to know more about Daphne Du Maurier and her extremely fascinating life that reflects itself in her novels.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0099333317   (590 words)

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