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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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Other books by Daphne du Maurier

Don't look now

Don't look now

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

V sbornik "e;Ne pozzhe polunochi anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e, vpervye opublikovannyj v 1971 godu, voshli pyat' novell, pyat' udivitel'nyh, sovershenno nepohozhih odna na druguyu istorij. Samaya znamenitaya iz nih, "e;Ne oglyadyvajsya, legla v osnovu misticheskogo trillera anglijskogo rezhissera Nikolasa Rouga ("e;A teper' ne smotri, 1973). Drugaya, napolovinu nauchno-fantasticheskij rasskaz, napolovinu filosofskaya pritcha "e;Proryv, vpervye izdaetsya po-russki. Vse oni napisany uverennoj rukoj mastera, original'no i uvlekatel'no. Veroyatno, tochnee vsego harakter sbornika opredelyaet nazvanie rasskaza "e;Na grani: v kazhdoj istorii avtor podvodit geroev k intuitivnomu ili osoznannomu vyboru, neredko opasnomu.

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2016

"e;Traktir "e;YAmajka"e; - odin iz samyh izvestnyh romanov anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989), ee pervyj bestseller i pervaya iz ee ehkranizirovannyh knig. Segodnya roman schitayut klassikoj goticheskoj tradicii v literature XX veka, a geroinyu Mehri Jellan sravnivayut s Dzhejn EHjr. Opisannye v romane sobytiya proiskhodyat v nachale XIX stoletiya, kogda u parusnogo korablya, zastignutogo shtormom vblizi opasnyh rifov, byla odna nadezhda na spasenie - slabyj svet mayaka v tumane... V polnom sootvetstvii s zakonami zhanra osirotevshaya Mehri pokidaet rodnye kraya i edet k rodne - bezdetnoj tetushke i ee muzhu, Dzhossu Merlinu, grubomu i nelyudimomu hozyainu pridorozhnogo traktira "e;YAmajka"e;. Zavedenie pol'zuetsya durnoj slavoj, dobroporyadochnye lyudi obhodyat ego storonoj, a mezhdu tem ono zhivet kakoj-to svoej, strannoj i strashnoj zhizn'yu. Postepenno Mehri nachinaet o chem-to dogadyvat'sya, v golove royatsya uzhasnye podozreniya, no komu o nih rasskazat', komu doverit'sya? Oshibka mozhet stoit' ej zhizni.

du Mauriers

du Mauriers

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2016

Romanizirovannuyu istoriyu svoej sem'i Dafna Dyumor'e opublikovala v 1937 godu, v vozraste tridcati let. Do togo ona uspela napisat' biografiyu otca, anglijskogo aktera i antreprenera Dzheral'da Dyumor'e, i chetyre romana. Pisatel'nica stoyala na poroge slavy: uzhe vyshel roman "e;Traktir "e;YAmajka"e; a vsego cherez god budet izdana "e;Rebekka ee glavnyj mirovoj bestseller. Pogruzhayas' v atmosferu Evropy devyatnadcatogo stoletiya, pisatel'nica vossozdaet zhizn' svoih anglo-francuzskih predkov - ot praprababki, lyubovnicy gercoga Jorkskogo, do deda, znamenitogo romanista i hudozhnika Dzhordzha Dyumor'e. "e;V istorii polno burnyh sobytij i groznyh udarov sud'by - tut propavshij muzh, tam skandal i sudebnoe razbiratel'stvo, - no vse oni podany v forme romanticheskoj komedii i neveroyatno zanimatel'ny kak skazano v predislovii k anglijskomu izdaniyu. Dafna Dyumor'e vsegda s azartom issledovala haraktery i sud'by lyudej, tainstvennye niti, kotorymi nastoyashchee svyazano s proshlym, neizmenno obnaruzhivaya "e;prizraki povsyudu - ne blednye fantomy, gremyashchie cepyami cherez vechnost' skripyashchie polovicami v pustyh domah, a veselye teni bylogo

Don't Look Now

Don't Look Now

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

'Now, ill-lit, almost in darkness, the windows of the houses shuttered, the water dank, the scene appeared altogether different, neglected, poor, and the long narrow boots moored to the slippery steps of cellar entrances looked like coffins.' A slow-burning masterpiece of horror recounting a grieving couple's fateful visit to Venice, Don't Look Now is accompanied here by further short tales of desire and dread. Ten new titles in the colourful, small-format, portable new Pocket Penguins series

THE RENDEZVOUS AND OTHER STORIES

THE RENDEZVOUS AND OTHER STORIES

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2016

V sbornik "e;Randevu anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) voshli rasskazy, napisannye v konce 1920-h - nachale 1930-h godov i v desyatiletie mezhdu 1937 i 1947 godom. Kak i vsya novellistika Dyumor'e, ehti chetyrnadcat' istorij porazhayut raznoobraziem syuzhetov i zhanrov. Vyderzhannyj v goticheskoj tradicii "e;EHskort sosedstvuet s teatral'nymi, v duhe CHekhova, "e;Primoj i "e;Prirozhdennym artistom; psihologicheskij ehtyud "e;Za zakrytoj dver'yu - s pouchitel'nym anekdotom "e;Oploshnost'; svoeobrazno obygryvayushchie formu skazki ili pritchi "e;Presvyataya Deva, "e;Adieu Sagesse i "e;Skazka - s ostrosatiricheskimi "e;Lyubovnik, "e;Randevu, "e;Angely i arhangely. Est' zdes' i harakternye dlya Dyumor'e po-hichkokovski napryazhennye istorii: "e;Panika i "e;Dolya sekundy. Iz vsekh perechislennyh tol'ko dva poslednih rasskaza ran'she uzhe izdavalis' po-russki, ostal'nye publikuyutsya vpervye.

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2016

Roman Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) "e;Moya kuzina Rejchel po mneniyu mnogih kritikov, ne ustupaet proslavlennoj "e;Rebekke a v chem-to i prevoskhodit ee. EHto prekrasnyj obrazec razvitiya tradicii "e;goticheskogo i "e;sensacionnogo romana, osnovopolozhnikom kotorogo schitaetsya Uilki Kollinz: detektivnaya intriga sochetaetsya s neobychnoj lyubovnoj dramoj, razvorachivayushchayasya na fone liricheskih pejzazhej Kornuolla i zhivopisnyh kartin Italii v sorokovye gody XIX veka. S kazhdym povorotom syuzheta chitatel' vse bol'she teryaetsya v dogadkah, kto pered nim - zhertva nespravedlivyh podozrenij ili raschetlivaya intriganka i ubijca; no k kakoj by versii on ni sklonyalsya, final ego oshelomit. Izdannyj v 1951 godu roman mgnovenno stal bestsellerom i vsego cherez god na ehkrany vyshel odnoimennyj fil'm s Oliviej de Hehvilend i molodym Richardom Bartonom; v 1983 godu po romanu byl snyat televizionnyj serial.

THE BREAKING POINT

THE BREAKING POINT

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2016

Imya anglijskoj pisatel'nicy Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) mir uznal v 1938 godu, posle vyhoda v svet romana "e;Rebekka i hotya s tekh por smenilos' ne odno pokolenie chitatelej, ee slava ne merknet. V sbornik rasskazov "e;Sinie linzy opublikovannyj v 1959 godu, voshli vosem' neobychnyh istorij. V nih avtor issleduet tonkuyu gran', razdelyayushchuyu mir real'nyj i mir voobrazhaemyj, normu i anomaliyu, igru fantazii i prestuplenie. Gde pravda, gde lozh', komu mozhno verit'? Kto sumeet uderzhat'sya u poslednej cherty? Kto perestupit ee i sdelaet shag, za kotorym posleduet sryv, krah, katastrofa, tragediya?.. Tri rasskaza sbornika - "e;Prud "e;EHrcgercoginya "e;Trofej - vpervye izdayutsya na russkom yazyke.

Birds and Other Stories

Birds and Other Stories

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2016

Imya Dafny Dyumor'e (1907-1989) mir uznal v 1938 godu, posle vyhoda v svet romana "e;Rebekka sed'moj po schetu knigi molodoj anglijskoj pisatel'nicy. Vsego zhe za dolguyu tvorcheskuyu zhizn' ona vypustila poltora desyatka romanov, neskol'ko sbornikov rasskazov (novell, povestej - v raznoe vremya Dyumor'e po-raznomu imenovala proizvedeniya svoej maloj prozy), a takzhe tri p'esy, biografii i knigu o Kornuolle. Sbornik rasskazov Dafny Dyumor'e, v 1977 godu ozaglavlennyj po znamenitoj novelle "e;Pticy vpervye byl opublikovan v 1952 godu pod nazvaniem "e;YAblonya a v 1953-m - "e;Poceluj menya eshche raz, neznakomec Pomimo shesti rasskazov, sostavlyayushchih avtorskij sbornik, v izdanie na russkom yazyke vklyuchen nikogda prezhde ne perevodivshijsya rasskaz "e;Schastlivogo Rozhdestva (1940).

Rebecca Mug

Rebecca Mug

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Miscellaneous print Release Date: 26/11/2015

Using the cover artwork of our much-loved Virago Modern Classics hardback range, these elegant porcelain mugs celebrate three of our most popular titles: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier; Excellent Women by Barbara Pym and Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. They are a must-have for all Virago fans, and are surely the most stylish way to enjoy your morning coffee! Each mug is presented in a beautiful gift-box with corresponding artwork. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. Rebecca and Excellent Women feature artwork by award-winning textile designer Neisha Crosland: www.neishacrosland.com Valley of the Dolls features artwork by textile designer and founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki: www.barbarahulanickidesign.com

Rebecca unlined notebook

Rebecca unlined notebook

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Miscellaneous print Release Date: 26/11/2015

Using the cover artwork of our much-loved Virago Modern Classics hardback range, these elegant notebooks celebrate three of our most popular titles: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier; Excellent Women by Barbara Pym and Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. They are a must-have for all Virago fans, and are surely the most stylish way of collecting notes on your favourite books. Or maybe it will inspire you to write a novel of your own . . . Each notebook features a ribbon bookmark, high-quality paper and matching endpapers. Rebecca and Excellent Women feature artwork by award-winning textile designer Neisha Crosland: www.neishacrosland.com Valley of the Dolls features artwork by textile designer and founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki: www.barbarahulanickidesign.com

Don't Look Now And Other Stories

Don't Look Now And Other Stories

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

John and Laura have come to Venice to try and escape the pain of their young daughter's death. But when they encounter two old women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of increasingly strange and violent events. The four other haunting, evocative stories in this volume also explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: a lonely teacher who investigates a mysterious American couple, a young woman confronting her father's past, a party of pilgrims who meet disaster in Jerusalem and a scientist who harnesses the power of the mind to chilling effect.

The Birds And Other Stories

The Birds And Other Stories

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

'How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . ' A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verita' promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd . . .

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

In the bitter November wind, Mary Yellan crosses Bodmin Moor to Jamaica Inn. Her mother's dying wish was that she take refuge there, with her Aunt Patience. But when Mary arrives, the warning of the coachman echoes in her mind: Jamaica Inn has a desolate power, and behind it's crumbling walls Patience is a changed woman, cowering before her brooding, violent husband. When Mary discovers the inn's dark secrets, the truth is more terrifying than anything she could possibly imagine, and she is forced to collude in her uncle's murderous schemes. Against her will, she finds herself powerfully attracted to her uncle's brother, a man she dares not trust.

Frenchman's Creek

Frenchman's Creek

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

On a trip to the South of France, the shy heroine of Rebecca falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower. Although his proposal comes as a surprise, she happily agrees to marry him. But as they arrive at her husband's home, Manderley, a change comes over Maxim, and the young bride is filled with dread. Friendless in the isolated mansion, she realises that she barely knows him. In every corner of every room is the phantom of his beautiful first wife, Rebecca, and the new Mrs de Winter walks in her shadow.

Rebecca Play

Rebecca Play

Author: Daphne du Maurier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2015

A true classic of suspense in a beautiful new package for a whole new generation of readers.

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