[PDF] Download ↠ Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends | by ✓ Daphne du Maurier

By Daphne du Maurier | Comments: ( 168 ) | Date: ( Jan 25, 2020 )

Daphne du Maurier has no equal Sunday TelegraphPrior to the publication of Golden Lads, Anthony Bacon was viewed as a footnote in the history of his younger brother, Francis A fascinating historical figure in his own right, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who gathered around the court of Elizabeth I, was closely connected to the Ear Daphne du Maurier has no equal Sunday TelegraphPrior to the publication of Golden Lads, Anthony Bacon was viewed as a footnote in the history of his younger brother, Francis A fascinating historical figure in his own right, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who gathered around the court of Elizabeth I, was closely connected to the Earl of Essex, and worked in France as a spy for Sir Francis Walsingham While living in France he became acquainted with Henri IV and the essayist Michel de Montaigne, and it was there that Daphne du Maurier discovered a secret that, if disclosed during Bacon s lifetime, could have put an end to his political career Du Maurier did much to uncover the truth behind matters that had long puzzled Elizabethan historians, while telling a strange and fascinating tale.


  • Title: Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN: 9780316253673
  • Page: 425
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Daphne du Maurier

If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have created magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles 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 She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories 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, whom she married.Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame While Alfred Hitchcock s film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca.Daphne du Maurier was obsessed with the past She intensively researched the lives of Francis and Anthony Bacon, the history of Cornwall, the Regency period, and nineteenth century France and England, Above all, however, she was obsessed with her own family history, which she chronicled in Gerald a Portrait , a biography of her father The du Mauriers , a study of her family which focused on her grandfather, George du Maurier, the novelist and illustrator for Punch The Glassblowers , a novel based upon the lives of her du Maurier ancestors and Growing Pains , an autobiography that ignores nearly 50 years of her life in favour of the joyful and romantic period of her youth Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.While contemporary writers were dealing critically with such subjects as the war, alienation, religion, poverty, Marxism, psychology and art, and experimenting with new techniques such as the stream of consciousness, du Maurier produced old fashioned novels with straightforward narratives that appealed to a popular audience s love or fantasy, adventure, sexuality and mystery At an early age, she recognised that her readership was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following through several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance to achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother This vision, which underlies Julius , Rebecca and The Parasites , is that of an author overwhelmed by the memory of her father s commanding presence In Julius and The Parasites, for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.In Rebecca , on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story The nameless heroine has been saved from a life of drudgery by marrying a handsome, wealthy aristocrat, but unlike the Prince in Cinderella, Maxim de Winter is old enough to be the narrator s father The narrator thus must do battle with The Other Woman the dead Rebecca and her witch like surrogate, Mrs Danvers to win the love of her husband and father figure.



Comments Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends

  • Thomas Canfield

    The principal reason I picked up ‘Golden Lads’ was that I was familiar with Ms. du Maurier’s justly esteemed novel, Rebecca. I wanted to see if the author was as gifted at writing history as at the novel form. It’s not an easy feat to pull off but Ms. du Maurier accomplishes it effortlessly. The book recounts the story of the Bacon brothers, Francis and Anthony, with a wealth of information and correspondence unusual for the period. It is a quick, enjoyable read, not without wit and humo [...]


  • Ruth

    For me this was a really hard book to get into. I love the Tudor period, I am fascinated with the polymaths of the period but I found the approach dry and tedious. Learned heaps about the relationship between the Cecils and the Bacons (cousins) and the Duke of Essex's involvement with both brothers, but overall it took more effort to read than I got out of it.


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