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Daphne du Maurier creates on the grand scale she runs through the generations, giving her family unity and reality a rich vein of humor and satire observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic, are here The ObserverWhen Daphne du Maurier wrote The du Mauriers she was only thirty years old and had already established herself as both a biographer Daphne du Maurier creates on the grand scale she runs through the generations, giving her family unity and reality a rich vein of humor and satire observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the romantic, are here The ObserverWhen Daphne du Maurier wrote The du Mauriers she was only thirty years old and had already established herself as both a biographer and a novelist She wrote this epic biography during a vintage period in her career, between two of her best loved novels Jamaica Inn and Rebecca Her aim was to write the story of her family so that it reads like a novel Spanning nearly three quarters of a century, The du Mauriers is a saga of artists and speculators, courtesans and military men From England to Paris and back again, their fortunes varied as wildly as their ambitions An extraordinary family of writers, artists and actors they areThe du Mauriers.


  • Title: The du Mauriers
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN: 9780316254366
  • Page: 294
  • 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 The du Mauriers

  • Carla

    An enchanting account of Daphne du Maurier's family -- starting with the slum-goddess Mary Anne who tantalizes a Duke, and ending with her grandson, George du Maurier, noted caricaturist and author of Trilby (and incidentally a great friend of James, "Jimmie," Whistler.) Du Maurier's ability to inhabit her characters, is extraordinary; and by the end of this short book, I hated to part with any of them.


  • sentieri della letteratura

    Un'opera acerba ma allo stesso tempo interessante,non solo per le figure femminili estremamente caratterizzate ma anche per lo sviluppo delle tematiche familiari, soprattutto per quanto riguarda il rapporto genitore-figlio, e per la puntuale descrizione di un'epoca ottocentesca con le sue contraddizioni e imperfezioni.


  • Nightwitch

    Novelized historical saga of the du Maurier family by a scion of theirs. Pleasant, easy read; lots of conversations, which I assume were fictionalized, and, later in the story, excerpted letters, which I assume were not. I dimly recall reading du Maurier's Mary Anne, which I believe was far more fictionalized than this, but this is still definitely fiction rather than history. Not necessarily worth seeking out unless you're wildly interested in the Victorians or the du Mauriers, but an interesti [...]


  • LA

    Wonderful and exciting biography


  • Dils AB

    A novelization based on Daphne Du Maurier, great grandmother, grandmother and father. It is more on her grand mother and her father as her great grandmother already have a standalone book on her own. Her great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke was a mistress to the Duke of York. Her grandfather Louis Mathurin married Mary daughter, Ellen. Louis Mathurin was a dreamer and good for nothing kinda person while Ellen is a person long disillusioned by life due to the exposure she got from her mother world [...]


  • Peter Herrmann

    Brings the epoch and her forbears to life, vividly. The final pages are very moving. This continues her family biography from where 'The Glass Blowers', similarly a family history, leaves off. 'The Du Mauriers' is more limited in scope because the focus is entirely on the family, and barely touches the general events of the era (19th century), whereas 'The Glass Blowers' is as much about the events of the era (pre-Napoleonic to post-Napoleonic) as on the family personages. Great drama and clarit [...]


  • Grizel

    A novelized account of DuMaurier's family history, starting with Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The most astounding revelation is that at least three generations of DuMauriers were able to essentially live off the hush money she received: not because it was a lot (at least it doesn't sound like it was)but because three generations of DuMauriers were incapable of gainful employment. The most depressing part is the story of Aunt Louise. B [...]


  • Octavia Cade

    It's difficult to assign a genre to this, but my instinct is to ascribe it to historical fiction. It's often put under non-fiction, and biography, but these stories of her ancestors are really quite fictionalised, it seems to me - in their thoughts and emotions and so on. Just because a story's about a historical personage doesn't make it strictly biographical, I think. Certainly the biographies I read tend to have more of the reference about them.Either way, it's an interesting read. The family [...]


  • Dottie

    Biographical, yes. A clear picture of the DuMauriers, not so much. Wonderfully written for the most part, of course. A great read, no. A perfectly wonderful read for anyone who is a lifelong fan of Daphne Du Maurier, absolutely. Makes the reader more eager than ever to learn more of the fascinating family and their background.


  • Linda Orvis

    A biography written by Daphne du Maurier when she was famous. The du Mauriers were an artistic, interesting family. Daphne pulls no punches in her biographies, and makes her family believable and human.


  • Hina Fatima

    A family history as suggested by the name with characters brought vividly to life by Daphne Du Maurier. Very interesting at the beginning but it becomes a bit of a drag midway through the book.


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