Daphne: a novel

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Bloomsbury,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Language:
English
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A haunting novel that illuminates the true story of Daphne du Maurier's fascination with the Bront#65533;s: 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 Bront#65533;s and the scandal that has haunted the Bront#65533; 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 Bront#65533;s' manuscripts, who by 1957 had been dismissed from the Bront#65533; Parsonage Museum in disgrace, and who became Daphne's correspondent; and a nameless modern researcher on the trail of Daphne, Rebecca , Alexander Symington, and the Bront#65533;s. Haunting and gorgeously written, Daphne is a breathtaking novel that finally tells, in the most imaginative of ways, what Bront#65533; biographer Juliet Barker has called "the last great untold Bront#65533; story--and perhaps the most intriguing."

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Biography -- Research -- Fiction
Brontë family. -- Manuscripts -- Fiction
Du Maurier, Daphne, -- 1907-1989. -- Fiction
Forgery of manuscripts -- Fiction
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Brontë family
Du Maurier, Daphne
Forgery of manuscripts
Manuscripts
Research
Symington, John Alexander
Women authors, English