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An intimate view of a creative personality richly evocative as any of her novels Los Angeles TimesBoth in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family s history In Myself When Young, based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassi An intimate view of a creative personality richly evocative as any of her novels Los Angeles TimesBoth in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family s history In Myself When Young, based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her marriage Often painfully honest, she recounts her difficult relationship with her father, her education in Paris, her early love affairs, her antipathy towards London life, and her desperate ambition to succeed as a writer The resulting self portrait is of a complex, utterly captivating young woman.

  • Title: Myself When Young
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN: 9780316254373
  • Page: 404
  • Format: ebook

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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.

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  • Jeanette"Astute Crabbist"

    If you have writerly inclinations, it helps to be born rich in a time and place where your first 20-plus years can be almost entirely given over to idleness and leisure pursuits. This is Dame Daphne's account of her life from age four until she married at twenty-five. She wrote it as she was approaching her 70th birthday, drawing from the diaries she kept as a youngster. If you've enjoyed her novels, you'll appreciate how her early life nurtured that fertile imagination, and you'll also find som [...]

  • Daniela

    "Oh, I am sick of my unhealthy lassitude, which comes from yawning over a fire, or breathing the stifling air in the tube, wearing tight hats and stupid shoes. I ought to be digging with a spade. I ought to be on the top of a cliff, running and running, and drinking in great draughts of sky, and grass, and sea."Myself When Youngis Daphne du Maurier's autobiography written when she was in her seventies, using old diaries to back up her memory, starting with her earliest memories and ending in her [...]

  • Kate

    A fantastic read about the younger years of Daphne du Maurier and how she started writing. This book taught me that all writers have reservations about how good their works are and the first thing to get published is the hardest "labor" so to speak.I saw how her love of sailing, her rememberance in great details about the houses she lived in growing up, and her independence of not wanting to be tied down, came to play in the writing of Rebecca.I absolutely loved the pictures that were included w [...]

  • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)

    *Special Content only on my blog, Strange and Random Happenstance during Du Maurier December (December 2014)Daphne Du Maurier had a somewhat typical childhood with a-typical interludes. She was taught at home with her two sisters, was finished in Paris, and spent her spare time outdoors with her dogs or indoors reading. A-typically she was the daughter of a famous actor and was surrounded by playwrights and authors and other actors growing up. Therefore a flair for the dramatic was in her blood, [...]

  • Sarah Milne

    I love Du Maurier's panache. Her clearly veryall we say "comfortable" lifestyle made me roll my eyes a bit and wonder if I just need to be independently wealthy to be a productive writer. That's probably jealousy speaking. :)

  • Carol

    Good memoir of her early years as a writer. Beautiful photgraphs as well. Oh -- to be wealthy and talented!

  • Heather Gilbert

    One of my favorite author bios, but now out of print. She was a master writer, for sure.

  • Tess

    A short, easy read about Daphne du Maurier's early life written by the author and taken from her childhood and young adult diaries. A must-read for any DDM fan who wants to see where the seeds for her stories were first sowed

  • Greg

    The best parts are unfortunately towards the end of the book. When she was writing her first 3 novels, that's what I wanted to hear about. The other interesting bits are how she took real life events and used them for later books, and fans of her novels will notice this. Though, the interest in this book goes on and off throughout, buts its on the shorter side so I can't judge too harsh.

  • Discoverylover

    From : "Both in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family's history. In Myself When Young, based on diaries she kept between 1920 and 1932, du Maurier probes her own past, beginning with her earliest memories and encompassing the publication of her first book and her marriage. Often painfully honest, she recounts her difficult relationship with her father, her education in Paris, her early love affairs, her antipathy towards London life, and he [...]

  • Amy

    Not nearly as grim as I expected, given my past experience reading Daphne du Maurier. Very light, breezy read describing her childhood and young adulthood, including her efforts to write (and sail?). Apparently, du Maurier kept diaries throughout her life, in which she writes about books she's read and every day events. For example, Daphne on dating: 'Disappointing,' I noted in the diary. 'Fred wore a dreary suit and talked to us about big game in Africa. How different from Caux, where he looked [...]

  • Miss Lemon

    Written well, no trouble there and Daphne doesn't seem to hold back sharing her self-centered personality traits along with the beautifully described family and friends that fill her life. A look into an authors mind. She does lots of thinking and thinking and more thinking and thereby creating her fiction. But the A-type in me at several points of the diary just wanted to get her moving on something.hing! But that's why she's who she is. There's a second autobiography of the later half of her l [...]

  • John Newcomb

    I really wished I had read this book earlier in my reading of the complete works as it explains so much. I figured out the Bronte connection of course but should have been aware of the Robert Louis Stevenson connection (especially Frenchman;s Creek and Jamaica Inn) and I had not realised the Katherine Mansfield influence. The privilege, the loner, the famous relatives and friends are all here and the glamour although not deliberate gives it a sense of time and place that provides a much more rea [...]

  • Anjalique

    Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite female authors, and I've read nearly all of her books. So when I came across a copy of "Myself When Young" at a local library sale, I snatched it up happily. I pulled it out one day recently while bedridden and sick, hoping it would prove a pleasant diversion. I was not disappointed. In fact, I found it as equally charming, captivating, and entertaining as any of her novels. An enjoyable, easy read. Highly recommended, especially if a fan of the author's o [...]

  • donna wilkin

    The first half of the book is worth the whole read. Intimate, sometimes whimsical, sometimes stark recollections of the author's happily eventful childhood in 1920's England. It stirred my own long-ignored memories of family, pets, fancies and books. Adolescence and young adulthood are less captivating. But the threads from her toddler years are pulled through to authorship and marriage with simple, enchanting prose.

  • Gowri N.

    I picked up this book, hoping to get a lot more insights into the psyche of a writer whose short stories I greatly admire. But I was disappointed.The book reads more like a memoir and seems really shallow when it comes to intellectual depth. Very little of her inner thoughts, observations, and perspectives are shared, and what is shared seems very inadequate.At the end of the book, I do not feel I know a lot more about Du Maurier than when I started.

  • Matthew Mainster

    A fascinating look into a fascinating life and mind. Perfect for anybody who adores Daphne Du Maurier's writing. It is an honest, genuine account of her early life. We see Du Maurier as a human being, just like us, yet still every bit as likable as one of her heroes or heroines. She also has the sweetest account of somebody meeting their husband that I've ever heard, but I won't spoil that here. A brief glimpse (only 170 pgs) into what was obviously a fully appreciated life.

  • Amalie

    This book is based upon a collection of old diaries of the author. Daphne du Maurier looks back in time to provide readers with a picture of who she was as a child and how she developed into both a young woman and successful author. She is a highly creative and intelligent from her childhood and like most authors, has enjoyed her own imaginary worlds almost up until her marriage.If you like Daphne du Maurier,like I do, this autobiography is the one to read.

  • TrumanCoyote

    A very snappy and intriguing way of writing a memoir as though it were a novel. Succeeds for the most part; it is though admittedly a little difficult for me to feel fully at home in a world of estates and carriages, or to entirely sympathize with somebody whose cares seem on the whole to be rather ethereal and far removed from the concerns of daily life.

  • Sonja

    This book was OK but nothing special. She was certainly an enigma - wanted to be alone but also had a great time with company once she got older. It didn't seem she had any trouble writing once she got started. I remember reading Rebecca years ago when I was a teenager and enjoyed it at the time. I wonder how I would feel about it if I reread it now, over 50 years later!

  • Heidi

    Delightful and inspiring. Oh to live a life like hers what a dream to imagine her seaside writer's retreat, her sail boat, loved townspeople and pets. The travels to Paris and Switzerland And I was beside myself to realize that the Manderley of "Rebecca" was based on a real place- where the author ending up living. Such perfection.

  • Angela

    It is not so much that this is a brilliant autobiography by Daphne du Maurier but I love this period in Britain. Nice life if you can get it. It was the right book, at the right place in time for me.

  • Linda Orvis

    It was so interesting to read about this romantic young girl who became one of the most famous writers of our time. Again in all her biographies, Daphne does not shelter herself from her concept of the truth in her autobiography.

  • Michele

    I thoroughly enjoyed her story - she certainly was blessed with the very finest life had to offer. I'm pleased to say that reading this has sparked an interest in me to read her novels she discusses in this book. Dare I say I might even pick up Rebecca again!

  • Peggy

    I found this book to be delightful, probably because I'm a complete Anglophile. In this slim volume, Du Maurier covers the first twenty-four years of her life, including how she became a published writer.

  • Echo Heron

    I had to force myself to finish this self-aggrandizing portrait of a wealthy, spoiled, arrogant young woman who appears to havelittle conscience, if any, and no compassion whatsoever. Not worth the time. Into the paper recycling bin it went.

  • Erssie

    Love it.

  • Kristine

    I really liked learning about the life of this British author. It has encouraged me to read some of her novels sooner rather than later.

  • Lisa

    Thumbs up, humorous and honest. I enjoy du Maurier's writing style and self awareness. I've been getting a feel for life of those times. Reminds me of my relatives.

  • Victoria (vikz writes)

    A charming study of a young woman growing to be a wrier

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