Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress

Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress

by Nina Auerbach


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Auerbach examines the writer of depth and recklessness now largely known only as the author of Rebecca , looking at the way her sharp-edged fiction, with its brutal and often perverse family relationships, has been softened in film adaptations of her work. She reads both du Maurier's life in her writings, and the sensibility of a vanished class and time that haunts the fringes of our own age.

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ISBN-13: 9780812218367
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press - University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Series: Personal Takes
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Nina Auerbach is John Welsh Centennial Professor of History and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous books, including Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press, and Our Vampires, Ourselves.

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Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Auerback is here, as everywhere, a pleasure to read, as she rescues Du Maurier from her Rebecca fate, giving her her due, and indicating one of the ways in which women, disliking the assigned female role, learn to live with it and vindicate their sense of deprivation in writing.

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