Rebecca

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513462

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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 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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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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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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The Fountain Overflows

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781844086993

Category: Families

Page: 448

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Rose Aubrey is one of a family of four children. Their father, Piers, is the disgraced son of an Irish landowning family, a violent, noble and quite unscrupulous leader of popular causes. His Scottish wife, Clare, is an artist, a tower of strength, fanatically devoted to a musical future for her daughters. This is the story of their life in south London, a life threatened by Piers's streak of tragic folly which keeps them on the verge of financial ruin and social disgrace . . . 'A book bursting with love and vitality' DAILY EXPRESS
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This Real Night

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780860686699

Category: English fiction

Page: 265

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Acknowledged as Rebecca West's fictional masterpiece, The Fountain Overflows introduces the crisis-ridden Aubrey family. This Real Night continues their remarkable story. It is the early 1900s. With the disappearance of Piers, her feckless and gambling husband, and the sale of some valuable paintings, Clare Aubrey has a firmer grip on the purse strings. Rose and Mary are at music college, struggling for artistic perfection, while the self-assured Cordelia has fallen into the role of art dealer's assistant. Richard Quin, beloved younger brother, is contemplating Oxford. The children's coming of age, with its gradual acceptance of love and loss, becomes all the more poignant as the events of the First World War gather pace...
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Cousin Rosamund

Author: Rebecca West

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780860688297

Category: English fiction

Page: 294

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Cousin Rosamund unfolds the final chapters of the saga that began with The Fountain Overflows, Rebecca West's acknowleged masterpiece, and continued with This Real Night. As the glitter of the 1920s gives way to the Depression, Rose and Mary find themselves feted and successful pianists. But their happiness is diminished by their cousin's unfathomable marriage to a man they perceive as grotesque. Lacking her cousin Rosamund's intuitive understanding, Rose looks to the surrogate wisdom of Mr Morpurgo, while quiet days with Aunt Lily and the Darcys at their pub on the Thames offer respite from the tensions of foreign concert tours. With approaching middle age Rose gains in perspective. Yet the most exciting development still awaits her: the discovery of and delight in her own sexuality...
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An Introduction to a World of Womens̓ Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780950964706

Category: Feminism and literature

Page: 108

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