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The Rendezvous And Other Stories By Daphne Du Maurier

The Rendezvous And Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

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Summary

A haunting collection of stories in the tradition of THE BIRDS and DON'T LOOK NOW

The Rendezvous And Other Stories Summary

The Rendezvous And Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

'Mary Farren went into the gun room one morning about half-past eleven, took her husband's revolver and loaded it, then shot herself. The butler heard the sound of the gun from the pantry...'

The fourteen haunting stories in this collection span the whole of Daphne du Maurier's writing career and explore every human emotion: an apparently happily married woman commits suicide; a steamer in wartime is rescued by a mysterious sailing-ship; a dull husband breaks loose in a surprising fashion; a con woman plays her game once too often; and a famous novelist looks for romance, only to meet with bitter disappointment.

Each meticulously observed tale shows du Maurier's mastery of the genre.

The Rendezvous And Other Stories Reviews

There is an intense and exhilarating fusion of feeling, landscape, climate, character and story. She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality * Guardian *
A magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, horror, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic * Good Housekeeping *
One of the last century's most original literary talents * Daily Telegraph *

About Daphne Du Maurier

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. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.
Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.

Additional information

GOR001347597
9781844080717
1844080714
The Rendezvous And Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-05-05
288
N/A
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