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Rebecca, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, is Daphne du Mauriers best-loved work and was named Best Novel of the 20th Century at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husbands oppressive silences and the sullen hostility of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, to confront the emotional horror of the past.
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Rebecca, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, is Daphne du Mauriers best-loved work and was named Best Novel of the 20th Century at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husbands oppressive silences and the sullen hostility of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, to confront the emotional horror of the past.
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Paperback (416 pages)
Published: September 5, 2006
Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780380730407
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    Jamaica Inn
    The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on that raw November eve, she could sense the inn's dark power. But never did Mary dream that she would become hopelessly ensnared in the vile, villainous schemes being hatched within its crumbling walls -- or that a handsome, mysterious stranger would so incite her passions ... tempting her to love a man whom she dares not trust.

    My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel
    <style type="text/css"><!-- .style1 {font-size: 18px} --></style><p class="style1">"From the first page…the reader is back in the moody, brooding atmosphere of Rebecca." —The New York Times</p><p><i>From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.</i></p><p>Philip Ashley's older cousin Ambrose, who raised the orphaned Philip as his own son, has died in Rome. Philip, the heir to Ambrose's beautiful English estate, is crushed that the man he loved died far from home. He is also suspicious. While in Italy, Ambrose fell in love with Rachel, a beautiful English and Italian woman. But the final, brief letters Ambrose wrote hint that his love had turned to paranoia and fear.</p><p>Now Rachel has arrived at Philip's newly inherited estate. Could this exquisite woman, who seems to genuinely share Philip's grief at Ambrose's death, really be as cruel as Philip imagined? Or is she the kind, passionate woman with whom Ambrose fell in love? Philip struggles to answer this question, knowing Ambrose's estate, and his own future, will be destroyed if his answer is wrong.</p><ul><li><em>Bonus Reading Group Guide Included</em></li></ul><p><u>PRAISE FOR DAPHNE DU MAURIER</u></p><p>"Miss du Maurier is... a storyteller whose sole aim is to bewitch and beguile. And in My Cousin Rachel she does both, with Rebecca looking fondly over her shoulder." <br><strong>New York Times </strong></p><p>"Double-distilled readers' delight." <br><strong>Manchester Guardian</strong></p>

    The Doll

    The Doll
    The Lost Short Stories
    The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier, collected in one volume for the first time. Before she wrote Rebecca, the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth-century literary giant, a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images, themes, and concerns that informed her later work. Originally published in periodicals during the early 1930s, many of these stories never found their way into print again . . . until now. Tales of human frailty and obsession, and of romance gone tragically awry, the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these pages, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession, a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues, and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman—with each tale demonstrating du Maurier’s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature.

    Frenchman's Creek

    Frenchman's Creek
    <strong>"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times</strong><p><em>DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.</em></p><p>Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.</p><p>But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.</p><p><strong>Frenchman's Creek</strong>is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.</p>

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  • J'ai rêvé l'autre nuit que je retournais à Manderley.

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  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

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  • Gestern Nacht träumte mir, ich sei wieder in Manderley.

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  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

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  • Rebecca, first published in 1938, was Daphne du Maurier's fifth novel. (Afterword)

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  • 'You see,' she said, snapping the top, and walking down the stairs, 'you are so very different from Rebecca.'

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  • 'You see,' she said, snapping the top, and walking down the stairs, 'you are so very different from Rebecca.'

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  • We came to Manderley in early May, arriving, so Maxim said, with the first swallows and the bluebells. It would be the best moment, before the full flush of summer, and in the valley the...

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  • Forget it, Mrs. de Winter, forget it, as he has done, thank heaven, and the rest of us. We none of us want to bring back the past, Maxim least of all. And it's up to you, you know, to...

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  • Frank knew, but Maxim did not know that he knew. And Frank did not want Maxim to know that he knew. And we all stood there, looking at one another, keeping up these little barriers...

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  • Et des cendres volaient à notre rencontre avec le vent salé de mer.

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  • And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea.

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  • Rote Strahlen zuckten an ihm empor wie Blutspritzer, und der salzige Seewind trieb uns die Asche entgegen.

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  • And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea.

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  • A glance at the current bestseller lists will only confirm that the sly suggestion underlying Rebecca remains valid after sixty-four years: both in life and in bookstores, women...

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