Daphne Du Maurier


Does anyone know the Theme for "the birds" by Daphne Du Mauier??

>>By Linds   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:07)

Would this story work today? Do we believe in ghosts?

>>By Stephen Forest   (Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003 16:56)

At first I thought that the novel Rebecca was the most boring book ever. But when half an hour of reading went by it was more and more interesting and at the end i thought and I still do that Rebecca is one of the best books ever writen!!

>>By Zelnik   (Sunday, 2 Mar 2003 14:53)

It depicts a world in which human civilization is in crisis.

>>By no one   (Friday, 11 Apr 2003 18:27)

i enjoyed the novel of My cousin Rachel but there needs to be some plot overview, themes, and etc on here to help me out.

>>By Kelly   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 18:30)

I have read Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier and now I have to write a lit. analysis on the theme of it. I have a couple of ideas about the theme... Does anyone have something different than "Greed has only negative outcomes"

>>By Britney   (Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 17:05)

Actually, the birds is an allegory for an attack on England.   (Sunday, 4 May 2003 18:07)

I have to write a term paper on du maurier's connections with her writings...i loved her books but...the ones that i have read i see no connection with her life. Does anyone know how du Maurier connected her stories with her life? *please*

>>By Erica   (Thursday, 8 May 2003 04:09)

Hey erica! I'm also doing a term paper on du Maurier's life experiences and connections! I'm screwed also!!! I don't know anything on this Daphne du Maurier lady!! But no one seems to be helping here!!!!!

>>By Rachelle   (Thursday, 8 May 2003 04:11)

I am writing a thesis paper on Rebecca and how the "Masked Reality" is being foreshadowed through out the book. This was a great book and a fast and fun read. There was nothing boring about it.

>>By ~*Melissa*~   (Saturday, 17 May 2003 22:50)

The book rebecca was the exact mirror of life for a young bride in any time period...although the extreme conditions the heroine had to face are representations of everyday struggles.

>>By Kitty   (Monday, 19 May 2003 02:18)

i have no idea what im supposed to do on the theme for rebecca..help!

>>By amanda   (Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003 21:55)

I have a test on the birds tomorrow and i was wonderin if anyone knew what kind of questions would be on the test. Please respond A.S.A.P! Thanks.

>>By xOsNoWbAlLoX   (Tuesday, 7 Oct 2003 02:40)

All your questions about 'The Birds' can be answered at:


There is criticism of the short story as well as the movie.

>>By lovecraftfan   (Sunday, 5 Sep 2004 04:20)

Does anyone have some sort of study guide or questionaire that I can use for my book club for The house on the Strand? I'd hate to try to make up my own questions! help!

>>By Annee   (Friday, 1 Oct 2004 03:30)

Erica and Rachele are both very lucky people. My english assignments all involve rubbish poetry of people I don't know and don't care about bitching about things I can't understand.

Du Maurier is a genius. I wanna write short stories like No Motive and The Supreme Artist. Inspriational. I'll get round to reading a novel by her one day. :)

>>By Flagg   (Thursday, 14 Oct 2004 23:13)

There are loads of books about the life of Daphne du Maurier. One i read was Daphne du Maurier a daughters memoir by Flavia Leng.

I first got in to Daphne du Maurier when i discovered Jamica inn while in Cornwall. Loved the place, found it so fascinating I decided to read the book, from there I was hooked.

My fave novel so far has to be Daphne's first ever, the Loving Spirit. After reading this book I had to take a trip to Polruan, I saw the boatyard, stood on the ruins looking out to sea, took a boat trip past her house on Ferryside where her son Kits du Maurier now lives. There is a little second hand bookshop based in Fowey which is run by a couple of Du Maurier experts. Im sure they wouldnt mind if you mailed them for any information on her life. The name of the shop is Bookends of Fowey, sorry dont have the addy to hand but should be easy to find in a web search.

>>By wild green witch   (Wednesday, 2 Aug 2006 23:11)

The Loving Spirit - Daphne Du Maurier’s first book written in 1929 is also my favourite of her novels and I’ve read it several times. I too visited the locations and remember seeing across the river from Fowey to 'Ferryside' the Du Maurier home where Daphne wrote The Loving Spirit. The figurehead of the Janet Slade can be seen on the corner of the building.

Those also captivated with Rebecca should read Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman a really amazing sequel. It's a large volume of 495 pages and difficult to put down.
A recent publication of Rebecca in the UK has a most interesting and informative after word also written by Sally Beauman.

>>By eaglewings   (Saturday, 17 Jul 2010 13:27)

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