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Daphne du Maurier - Author

About the Author

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. She began writing short stories and articles in 1928 and in 1931 her first novel, THE LOVING SPIRIT, was published. It was the novel REBECCA  that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of all time.
 

Featured books by Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

When her mother dies, Mary Yellan makes the grim journey across bleak Cornish moorland to Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience and her husband, Joss Merlyn. On arriving at the gloomy, threatening inn, with the coachman's warning echoing in her mind, she finds her aunt a cowering shadow, and her uncle a hulking, vicious brute. Even more alarming, Jamaica Inn has no guests and is never open to the public. Mary finds herself powerless to help her aunt, and is drawn unwillingly into the misdeeds of Joss and his accomplices. Even more disturbing are her feelings for Jem, a man she dare not trust ..

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Level 5: Jamaica Inn

Level 5: Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

Classic / British English When her mother dies, Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at Jamaica Inn. Strange things happen there at night, and Mary slowly discovers that she and her aunt are in terrible danger. Can she save herself and her aunt before it is too late?

Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Nina Auerbach Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

Hungry Hill' is a passionate story told with du Maurier's unique gift for drama. It follows five generations of an Irish family and the copper mine on Hungry Hill to which their fortunes and fates are bound. 'I tell you your mine will be in ruins and your home destroyed and your children forgotten . . . but this hill will be standing still to confound you.' So curses Morty Donovan when 'Copper John' Brodrick builds his mine at Hungry Hill. The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence . . .

I'll Never Be Young Again

I'll Never Be Young Again

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Elaine Dundy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2019

'The iron of the bridge felt hot under my hand. The sun had been upon it all day. Gripping hard with my hands I lifted myself on to the bar and gazed down steadily on the water passing under . . . I thought of places I would never see, and women I should never love' As far as Richard's father, a famous poet, is concerned, his son has no talent as a writer and will never amount to anything. In a moment of crisis, Richard decides to end his life, but is saved by Jake, a passing stranger. The two men, both at turning points in their lives, set out for adventure, jumping aboard a ship to Norway. Their travels take them through Europe and they form a passionate friendship. But in bohemian Paris Richard meets Hesta, a music student who inspires him to follow his artistic dreams.

Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2018

Dona, bezrassudnaya ledi Sent-Kolam, v poryve otvrashcheniya k svetskoj zhizni, kotoruyu ona vedet v Londone, otpravlyaetsya v Nehvron, uedinennoe pomest'e na poberezh'e Kornuolla, prinadlezhavshee ee muzhu. Tam ona obnaruzhivaet, chto ih dom stal tajnym ubezhishchem francuzskogo pirata, navodyashchego uzhas na vsyu okrugu. Odnako vstrecha s nim menyaet predstavleniya ledi Sent-Kolam o morskih razbojnikah. Vmesto krovozhadnogo golovoreza s komandoj otpetyh negodyaev pered nej okazyvaetsya ironichnyj, smelyj, obrazovannyj i ochen' obayatel'nyj chelovek - tot, kotorogo ona zhdala vsyu zhizn'... Romanticheskaya istoriya lyubvi soedinyaetsya s zahvatyvayushchim avantyurnym syuzhetom na fone tainstvennyh pejzazhej Kornuolla minuvshih vremen. Roman "e;Francuzov ruchej"e; vyshel v svet v 1941 godu i cherez tri goda byl ehkranizirovan. V glavnoj roli snyalas' Dzhoan Fontejn, znamenitaya ispolnitel'nica roli Rebekki, drugoj geroini Dafny Dyumor'e, v odnoimennom fil'me Al'freda Hichkoka.

House on the Strand

House on the Strand

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

"e;Dom na beregu"e; (1969) - odno iz poslednih proizvedenij anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e, imya kotoroj izvestno vo vsem mire. Dejstvie romana, kak i mnogih drugih proslavlennyh sochinenij Dyumor'e, vklyuchaya "e;Rebekku"e;, "e;"e;Traktir YAmajka"e;"e;, "e;Kuzinu Rejchel"e;, razvorachivaetsya na fone zavorazhivayushchih pejzazhej Kornuolla, gde proshla bol'shaya chast' zhizn' pisatel'nicy. V starinnyj dom na beregu zaliva priezzhaet Dik YAng, nadeyas' otdohnut' tam ot suety londonskoj zhizni. Dom Osobnyak prinadlezhit ego davnishnemu priyatelyu Magnusu Lejnu, professoru biofiziki. V obmen na gostepriimstvo Magnus prosit Dika ispytat' na sebe dejstvie sozdannogo im "e;ehliksira"e;, kotoryj, kak uveryaet professor, obladaet ves'ma neobychnym svojstvom soedinyat' proshloe i budushchee. Inoj mir, v kotoryj pogruzhaetsya Dik, okazyvaetsya namnogo real'nee toj zhizni, kotoruyu on vel do sih por...

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2018

"e;Rebekka"e;, "e;Moya kuzina Rejchel"e;, "e;Pticy"e;... Proizvedeniya anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) pol'zuyutsya uspekhom u chitatelej vo vsem mire. Neobychnye, a poroj i fantasticheskie syuzhety Dyumor'e vsegda otlichaet svoego roda "e;dostovernost' neveroyatnogo"e;. V romane "e;Prav', Britaniya!"e; (1972), kotoryj inogda nazyvayut "e;providcheskim"e;, syuzhet takzhe ves'ma neobychen. Dejstvie razvorachivaetsya v nebol'shom kornuoll'skom pomest'e i otneseno v nedalekoe budushchee, v te vremena, kogda Velikobritaniya, rassorivshis' s Evropoj, vstupaet v soyuz s SSHA. O neozhidannyh posledstviyah ehtoj druzhby Dafna Dyumor'e pishet so vsem bleskom svoego pisatel'skogo dara i siloj "e;goticheskogo voobrazheniya"e;.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Sarah Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2018

A beautiful hardback edition to mark the 80th anniversary of one of the best-loved novels ever written. A gothic tale of love, secrets and jealousy. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SARAH PERRY 'One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or dream. A stunning book' SARAH WATERS 'Her masterpiece . . . Seldom has a dead woman exercised such power beyond the grave. Rebecca will live for ever because du Maurier touches a fearful nerve, buried deep in the unconscious' Kate Saunders, The Times 'A mesmerising novel which reveals more on each reading' Helen Dunmore Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never been out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young woman consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

The Breakthrough

The Breakthrough

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Dispatch the maimed, the old, the weak, destroy the very world itself, for what is the point of life if the promise of fulfilment lies elsewhere? On the windswept coast of rural Suffolk, a deranged scientist attempts to extract the essence of life itself. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

CASTLE DOR. I'LL NEVER BE YOUNG AGAIN

CASTLE DOR. I'LL NEVER BE YOUNG AGAIN

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

"e;Zamok Dor"e; (1961) - ehto kniga o lyubvi i smerti, volshebnaya skazka, v kotoroj nashla otrazhenie drevnyaya legenda o Tristane i Izol'de. V osnovu proizvedeniya legla nezakonchennaya povest' (napisannaya "e;gde-to do serediny"e;) sehra Artura Kviller-Kaucha, rukopis' kotoroj byla obnaruzhena ego docher'yu spustya gody posle smerti pisatelya i peredana Dafne Dyumor'e s pros'boj ee zavershit'. Dyumor'e vypolnila ehtu pros'bu stol' masterski, chto nevozmozhno dogadat'sya, s kakogo mesta ona nachala. Dejstvie v romane razvorachivaetsya v nachale 1840-h godov, no skvoz' sobytiya nastoyashchego prostupaet proshloe, i zagadochnaya sila napravlyaet geroev po tomu zhe tragicheskomu puti, kotorym proshla vlyublennaya para, chto zhila i umerla mnogo vekov nazad... "e;Proshchaj, molodost'"e; (1932) - odin iz pervyh romanov Dyumor'e. V ehtoj grustnoj istorii rasskazyvaetsya o rasstavanii s prekrasnymi mechtami i zabluzhdeniyami yunosti. CHitatel' shag za shagom, vsled za avtorom, sleduet po puti "e;vzrosleniya"e; geroya, kotoryj na zare svoej molodosti grezil o slave, o lyubvi, "e;o priklyucheniyah, o more, o zove chuzhih stran"e;...

Loving Spirit

Loving Spirit

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2017

"e;Duh lyubvi"e; (1931) - pervyj roman zamechatel'noj anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989). Ego syuzhet razvorachivaetsya na fone zahvatyvayushchih pejzazhej Kornuolla, stavshego dlya Dyumor'e vtoroj rodinoj, a takzhe mestom dejstviya i drugih ee znamenityh romanov: "e;Traktir "e;YAmajka"e;"e;, "e;Rebekka"e;, "e;Korolevskij general"e;, "e;Moya kuzina Rejchel"e;... "e;Duh lyub vi"e; - ehto semejnaya saga o chetyrekh pokoleniyah kornuollskoj sem'i Kum be, vladeyushchej korabel'noj verf'yu. Istoriya ehtoj sem'i, pol naya pechalej i radostej, vzaimnoj lyubvi i nenavisti, ohvatyvaet sto let, s tridcatyh godov XIX veka do tridcatyh godov XX veka. Vposledstvii Dyumor'e priznavalas', chto verit v duhovnuyu svyaz' pokolenij, i imenno ob ehtom ee pervyj roman - o strannoj svyazi, nepodvlastnoj vremeni i smerti, soedinyayushchej rodstvennye dushi, kotorye nesut bremya bespokojstva i stra daniya, tomleniya po krasote i svobode, no obretayut pokoj lish' drug v druge.

Flight of the Falcon

Flight of the Falcon

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2017

Imya anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) izvestno vo vsem mire, ee knigi stali klassikoj literatury HKH veka. Master intrigi i tonkij psiholog, Dyumor'e kak nikto drugoj umeet derzhat' chitatelya v napryazhenii do poslednej stranicy. Nedarom ee tvorchestvo privlekalo vnimanie mnogih izvestnyh kinorezhisserov, v tom chisle i Al'freda Hichkoka, snyavshego po ee proizvedeniyam znamenitye kinotrillery: "e;Rebekka"e;, "e;Pticy"e;, "e;Traktir YAmajka"e;... V romane "e;Polet Sokola"e; (1965) Dyumor'e obrashchaetsya k vechnoj teme bor'by dobra i zla v chelovecheskoj dushe, teme pamyati i samopoznaniya. Dejstvie proiskhodit v Italii. Odnazhdy v Rime Armino Fabbio, ehkskursovod iz turagentstva, vidit na cerkovnoj paperti pozhiluyu krest'yanku i neozhidanno ponimaet, chto kogda-to, v dalekom proshlom, on uzhe vstrechal ee. Na sleduyushchij den' stanovitsya izvestno, chto noch'yu zhenshchina byla zakolota nozhom. EHta istoriya yavilas' lish' pervym zvenom v celoj cepi tragicheskih sobytij i zastavila Armino, brosiv dela, otpravit'sya v Ruffano, gorod ego detstva ...

King's General

King's General

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

Angliya, Kornuoll, XVII vek. Onor Harris moloda, obayatel'na i pomolvlena s vozlyublennym ? bogatym i znatnym Richardom Grenvilom. No iskalechennaya v rezul'tate neschastnogo sluchaya na ohote, Onor razryvaet pomolvku i reshaet nikogda bol'she ne videt'sya s goryacho lyubimym zhenihom? Kazalos' by ? vot i razvyazka, no dlya Dafny Dyumor'e ? priznannogo mastera tonkogo psihologicheskogo portreta i virtuoza intrigi tragicheskoe stechenie obstoyatel'stv, v odnochas'e razrushivshee plany geroini na bezoblachnoe schast'e ? lish' povod dlya dal'nejshih udivitel'nyh i zahvatyvayushchih sobytij. Sud'ba Anglii, ohvachennoj plamenem grazhdanskoj vojny, okazyvaetsya v rukah reshitel'nyh, besstrashnyh i tverdyh voinov ? takih, kak korolevskij general Richard Grenvil, kotoromu spustya gody suzhdena sud'bonosnaya vstrecha s byvshej nevestoj.

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Roger Michell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have caused Ambrose's death?

Parasites

Parasites

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2017

Knigi anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) stali klassikoj literatury XX veka. Master tonkogo psihologicheskogo portreta i virtuoz intrigi, Dyumor'e kak nikto drugoj umeet derzhat' chitatelya v napryazhenii. Nedarom odnim iz pochitatelej ee talanta byl kinorezhisser Al'fred Hichkok, snyavshij po ee proizvedeniyam znamenitye kinotrillery, sredi kotoryh "e;Rebekka "e;Pticy "e;Traktir YAmajka V romane "e;Bogema (1949; ranee na russkom yazyke roman vyhodil pod nazvaniem "e;Parazity) ona rasskazyvaet o zhizni artisticheskoj bogemy Anglii mezhdu dvumya mirovymi vojnami. Geroi Dafny Dyumor'e - dve svodnye sestry i brat. Oni vyrosli v sem'e znamenityh artistov - opernogo pevca i tancovshchicy. Ot svoih roditelej molodye Delejni unasleduyut iskru talanta i posvyatyat sebya iskusstvu, no dlya kazhdogo iz nih tvorchestvo stanet sposobom ukryt'sya ot problem i strastej nastoyashchej zhizni.

Hungry Hill

Hungry Hill

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2017

Zahvatyvayushchaya semejnaya saga anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989), knigi kotoroj stali klassikoj goticheskoj tradicii v literature XX veka. Master tonkogo psihologicheskogo portreta i virtuoz intrigi, Dyumor'e, kak nikto drugoj, umeet derzhat' chitatelya v napryazhenii. Nedarom odnim iz pochitatelej ee talanta byl kinorezhisser Al'fred Hichkok, snyavshij po ee proizvedeniyam znamenitye kinotrillery, sredi kotoryh "e;Rebekka "e;Pticy "e;Traktir "e;YAmajka"e; Roman "e;Golodnaya gora napisan v 1943 godu; kniga imela uspekh u chitatelej i, kak mnogie proizvedeniya Dyumor'e, vskore byla ehkranizirovana. V osnovu "e;Golodnoj gory legla podlinnaya istoriya irlandskih predkov odnogo iz druzej Dafny Dyumor'e, Kristofera Paksli. EHto letopis' zhizni pyati pokolenij sem'i Brodrik, hozyaev zamka Klonmir, vladevshih mednymi shahtami Golodnoj gory. Istoriya ih vzletov i padeniya. Istoriya bezrazdel'noj vlasti, bogatstva i odinochestva, sily i bessiliya; istoriya nenavisti i lyubvi dlinoyu v sto let.

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