The Daphne Du Maurier Companion

The Daphne Du Maurier Companion

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844082353
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,215,522
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Helen Taylor has written extensively on women's writing and popular culture. An active participant in the Daphne du Maurier Festival, Fowey, and on the Board of Bath Festivals Trust, she is currently Professor of English, University of Exeter.

Table of Contents


Preface   Sir Christopher Frayling     ix
Introduction   Helen Taylor     xiii
Daphne du Maurier, by the People Who Knew Her
Daphne du Maurier's Children Talk About Their Mother     3
Vanishing Cornwall   Christian Browning     18
Interview With Sheila Hodges, Daphne du Maurier's Editor, 1943-1981     22
Editing Daphne du Maurier   Sheila Hodges     25
The Lasting Reputation and Cultural Legacy of Rebecca
Rebecca   Sally Beauman     47
The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories   Alison Light     61
Spectres of Authorship: Daphne du Maurier's Gothic Legacy   Rebecca Munford     68
Rebecca's Afterlife: Sequels and Other Echoes   Helen Taylor     75
Rebecca's Story   Antonia Fraser$depilogue by Daphne du Maurier     92
Daphne du Maurier's Writing
Who I Am: Adventures in the du Maurier Family Archive   Charlotte Berry   Jessica Gardner     105
The View From Kilmarth: Daphne du Maurier's Cornwall   Ella Westland     114
Christianity Versus Paganism: Daphne du Maurier's Divided Mind   Melanie Heeley     122
Novels
The Loving Spirit   Michele Roberts     133
I'llNever Be Young Again   Elaine Dundy     139
Julius   Julie Myerson     145
Jamaica Inn   Sarah Dunant     151
Frenchman's Creek   Julie Myerson     156
The King's General   Justine Picardie     161
The Parasites   Julie Myerson     167
My Cousin Rachel   Sally Beauman     172
Mary Anne   Lisa Hilton     179
The Scapegoat   Lisa Appignanesi     186
Castle Dor   Nina Bawden     192
The Glass-Blowers   Michelle De Kretser     196
The Flight of the Falcon   Amanda Craig     203
The House on the Strand   Celia Brayfield     210
Rule Britannia   Ella Westland     217
Short Stories
The Rendezvous and Other Stories   Minette Walters     226
Tales of Awe and Arousal: Animals Invade   Nina Auerbach     233
Glimpses of the Dark Side   Avril Horner   Sue Zlosnik     242
Non-fiction
Gerald: A Portrait   Margaret Forster     249
The Du Mauriers   Michael Holroyd     254
The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte   Justine Picardie     261
Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis, and Their Friends   Lisa Jardine     268
The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall   Francis King     274
Myself When Young   Helen Taylor     279
Daphne du Maurier in Adaptation
Hitchcock's Rebecca: A Woman's Film?   Alison Light     295
Du Maurier, Hitchcock and Holding an Audience   David Thomson     305
'Rebecca's Ghost': Horror, the Gothic and the du Maurier Film Adaptations   Mark Jancovich     312
Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock   Maria Di Battista     320
'Last Night I Dreamt I Read Rebecca Again': Reading, Watching and Engaging With Rebecca in Fiction and Film   Helen Hanson     330
Drama in Daphne du Maurier: Spirit and Letter   Michelene Wandor     341
A Rediscovered Short Story
And His Letters Grew Colder   Daphne Du Maurier     351
Further Reading and Filmography     367
Acknowledgements     378
Notes on Contributors     382
Notes and References     393
Index     413

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