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Daphne, Justine Picardie

Label
Daphne
Title
Daphne
Statement of responsibility
Justine Picardie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A haunting novel that illuminates the true story of Daphne du Maurier's fascination with the Brontes: a tale of madness, theft, romance, and literary archaeology. Drawing on Justine Picardie's own extensive research into Daphne du Maurier's obsession with the Brontes and the scandal that has haunted the Bronte estate, Daphneis a marvelous story of literary fascination and possession; of stolen manuscripts and forged signatures; of love lost and love found; of the way into imaginary worlds, and the way out again
Summary
1957. As Daphne du Maurier wanders alone through her remote mansion on the Cornish coast, she is haunted by thoughts of her failing marriage and the legendary heroine of her most famous novel, Rebecca, who now seems close at hand. Seeking distraction, she becomes fascinated by Branwell, the reprobate brother of the Bronte sisters, and begins a correspondence with the enigmatic scholar Alex Symington in which truth and fiction combine. Meanwhile, in present day London, a lonely young woman struggles with her thesis on du Maurier and the Brontes and finds herself retreating from her distant husband into a fifty-year-old literary mystery.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
271947
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Picardie, Justine
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.I33
LC item number
D37 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Symington, John Alexander
  • Brontee family
  • Women authors, English
  • Biography
  • Forgery of manuscripts
Target audience
adult
Label
Daphne, Justine Picardie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
669279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781596913417
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008014694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596913417
  • (OCoLC)217263983
Label
Daphne, Justine Picardie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
669279
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781596913417
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008014694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781596913417
  • (OCoLC)217263983

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