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A ​haunting novel that illuminates the true story of Daphne du Maurier's fascination with the Brontës: 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 Brontës and the scandal that has haunted the Brontë estate, Daphne is 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. Written in three entwined parts, the novel follows Daphne du Maurier herself, the beautiful, tomboyish, passionate author of the enormously popular Gothic novel Rebecca, at fifty and on the verge of madness; John Alexander Symington, eminent editor and curator of the Brontës' manuscripts, who by 1957 had been dismissed from the Brontë Parsonage Museum in disgrace, and who became Daphne's correspondent; and a nameless modern researcher on the trail of Daphne,… (tovább)

Bloomsbury, London, 2009
418 oldal · ASIN: B003KGBADW

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