Rebecca

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513462

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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One of the most famous novels of the 20th century. A gothic tale of love, murder and secrets. 'Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or dream.' Sarah Waters 'The greatest psychological thriller of all time' Erin Kelly 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 gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.
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The Rebecca Notebook

and other memories

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551812X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This book of occasional pieces from Daphne du Maurier's workshop is good to have: it is something of a continuation of her autobiography MYSELF WHEN YOUNG. The title piece is the remarkable Notebook she kept when REBECCA was forming itself in her mind -- the book that made her a worldwide bestseller and conquered both stage and films and ... television. The other pieces are mainly autobiographical but have no less variety than charm. 'Her devoted readers will not be disappointed' SPECTATOR
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Daphne du Maurier Omnibus 4

Rebecca; My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523824

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Includes Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's best-known and bestselling novel, is the classic tale of a young woman who marries handsome widower Maxim de Winter and moves to his great house at Manderley in Cornwall, only to find that all is not as it first seems . . . In My Cousin Rachel, Philip Ashley, an orphan raised by his benevolent cousin Ambrose, is drawn into the orbit of Ambrose's beautiful, mysterious new wife Rachel.
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The Strange Necessity

Essays and Reviews

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780860685043

Category: American literature

Page: 344

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'The Strange Necessity',one of the twelve essays collected here and first published in 1928, anchors West's quest to understand why art matters and how aesthetics of every caliber can not only inspire but reveal the author's inner world. Whether juxtaposing Ulysses's prose with Pavlov's research, or comparing Sinclair Lewis with actress and pianist Yvonne Printemps, West finds that a satisfying emotion overrides an artistic work's form. Her intricately crafted essays reveal her experience in the literary circles of the twenties and thirties and the important role this question played in her own writing. West's keenly observed criticism offers invaluable insight not only into her work but into her impressions of early twentieth century literature.
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Crime and Thriller Writing

A Writers' & Artists' Companion

Author: Michelle Spring,Laurie R. King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472523938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Including advice from bestselling writers, this is a complete guide to writing crime novels, from research and planning to getting published.
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The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

Author: Michelle Spring,Laurie R. King

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408131226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.
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Vera

A Virago Modern Classic

Author: Elizabeth von Arnim

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349005214

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lucy Entwhistle's beloved father has just died, and aged twenty-two, she finds herself alone in the world. Leaning against her garden gate, dazed and unhappy, she is disturbed by the sudden appearance of the perspiring Mr Wemyss. This middle-aged man is also in mourning - for his wife, Vera, who has died in mysterious circumstances. Before Lucy can collect herself, Mr Wemyss has taken charge: of the funeral arrangements, of her kind Aunt Dot, but most of all of Lucy herself, body and soul. Elizabeth von Arnim's masterpiece, VERA is a forceful study of the power of men in marriage - and the weakness of women in love.
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Angel

A Virago Modern Classic

Author: Elizabeth Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748130993

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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INTRODUCED BY HILARY MANTEL Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: an author of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth - Sarah Waters Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to become a feted authoress, owner of great riches and of Paradise House . . . After reading The Lady Irania, publishers Brace and Gilchrist are certain the novel will be a success, in spite of - perhaps because of - its overblown style. But they are curious as to who could have written such a book - an elderly lady, romanticising behind lace curtains? A mustachioed rogue? They were not expecting it to be the pale, serious teenage girl, sitting before them without a hint of irony in her soul. * 'Her stories remain with one, indelibly, as though they had been some turning-point in one's own experience' Elizabeth Bowen 'No writer has described the English middle classes with more gently devastating accuracy' Rebecca Abrams, Spectator
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