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Daphne du Maurier - La ​casa sull'estuario
Dick ​Young è un giovane inglese con un modesto e banale impiego in una casa editrice londinese e un'ambiziosa moglie americana che lo vorrebbe a New York, a lavorare nella fiorente impresa editoriale di suo fratello. Un giorno Dick viene invitato a cena dall'amico storico dei tempi di Cambridge, Magnus Lane, divenuto nel frattempo un luminare della biofisica. Durante la cena Magnus accenna quasi di sfuggita alla possibilità di poter ospitare l'amico e la sua famiglia a Kilmarth, nella casa in Cornovaglia ereditata dai genitori. Un'offerta allettante. Il miraggio di lunghe, incantevoli giornate passate a poltrire in un giardino o a veleggiare in una baia è certamente preferibile, per Dick, alla prospettiva di un fastidioso trasferimento a New York. Dopo qualche bicchiere di brandy, Magnus raddoppia la sua offerta: nel laboratorio di Kilmarth ricavato nella vecchia lavanderia seminterrata, Dick potrebbe sperimentare qualcosa di straordinario: una droga, ottenuta mescolando una certa pianta con delle sostanze chimiche, che non trasporta come la mescalina o lsd in un luogo fantastico popolato di meravigliosi fiori esotici, ma in un mondo reale, fatto di esseri altrettanto reali: il passato. Soggiogato dalla personalità di Magnus, Dick accetta. Una volta nella casa sull'estuario, nel macabro laboratorio popolato di embrioni sotto vetro e di teste di scimmia, beve la pozione preparata da Magnus e si ritrova nella Cornovaglia del XIV secolo, al cospetto di dame e cavalieri, spettatore invisibile di drammatiche vicende di nobili famiglie, di intrighi e aperte rivalità, di amori e segreti inconfessabili. La scoperta di Magnus Lane potrebbe cambiare le sorti del mondo se, nell'uso prolungato della sua pozione, passato e presente non cominciassero a sovrapporsi in una pericolosa spirale, e il gioco del tempo non si mutasse inesorabilmente in dramma.

Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca ​(német)
Ein ​dunkles Geheimnis liegt über dem alten englischen Herrensitz Manderley. Als Maxim de Winter mit seiner jungen, zweiten Frau dorthin zurückkehrt, ist sie überwältigt von der feindseligen Atmosphäre des Gemäuers und den subtilen Grausamkeiten der Dienstboten. Manderley trägt noch immer den Stempel von Rebecca, Maxims schöner erster Frau, deren Schatten eine große Liebe zu zerstören droht.

Daphne du Maurier - My ​Cousin Rachel
I ​threw the piece of paper on the fire. She saw it burn... Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. In almost no time at all, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - turns up in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious woman like a moth to the flame. And yet... might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Doll
“Du ​Maurier is in a class by herself.” —New York Times Perhaps best known for her immortal gothic masterwork Rebecca—the basis for the Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock—Daphne de Maurier began her illustrious writing career penning short stories. In The Doll, thirteen of du Maurier’s early shorter fictional works have been collected—each story written before the author’s twenty-third birthday and some in print for the first time since the 1930s. Compelling tales of human foibles and tragic romance, the stories in The Doll represent the emergence of a remarkable literary talent who later went on to create Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and other classic works. This breathtaking collection of short fiction belongs on the bookshelf of every Daphne du Maurier fan.

Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
Last ​night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Breakthrough
On ​the windswept coast of rural Suffolk, a deranged scientist attempts to extract the essence of life itself.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Scapegoat
"Someone ​jolted my elbow as I drank and said, 'Je vous demande pardon,' and as I moved to give him space he turned and stared at me and I at him, and I realized, with a strange sense of shock and fear and nausea all combined, that his face and voice were known to me too well. I was looking at myself." Two men—one English, the other French—meet by chance in a provincial railway station and are astounded that they are so much alike that they could easily pass for each other. Over the course of a long evening, they talk and drink. It is not until he awakes the next day that John, the Englishman, realizes that he may have spoken too much. His French companion is gone, having stolen his identity. For his part, John has no choice but to take the Frenchman's place—as master of a chateau, director of a failing business, head of a large and embittered family, and keeper of too many secrets. Loaded with suspense and crackling wit, The Scapegoat tells the double story of the attempts by John, the imposter, to escape detection by the family, servants, and several mistresses of his alter ego, and of his constant and frustrating efforts to unravel the mystery of the enigmatic past that dominates the existence of all who live in the chateau. Hailed by the New York Times as a masterpiece of "artfully compulsive storytelling," The Scapegoat brings us Daphne du Maurier at the very top of her form.

Daphne du Maurier - Plötzlich ​an jenem Abend
Produktbeschreibungen In ​dieser Box finden Sie folgende Geschichten: Die Vögel gelesen von Hannelore Hoger Wenn die Gondeln Trauer tragen gelesen von Franziska Pigulla Träum erst, wenn es dunkel ist gelesen von Sophie Rois Plötzlich an jenem Abend gelesen von Jan Josef Liefers

Daphne du Maurier - Bál ​és ostrom
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Glass Blowers
The ​world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules. 'If you marry into glass' Pierre Labbe warns his daughter, 'you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world'. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution, against which the family struggles to survive. Years later, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. Drawing on her own family's tale of tradition and sorrow, Daphne du Maurier weaves an unforgettable saga of beauty, war, and family.

Daphne du Maurier - Frenchman's ​Creek
Frenchman's ​Creek, set in 17th-century England, is an absorbing tale of adventure, danger and passion. Lady St. Columb is bored with fashionable life at Court so she sets off for the peace and freedom of her husband's Cornwall estate. Quite unexpectedly, she stumbles on the mooring place of the white-sailed ship belonging to the daring Frenchman who plunders the shores of Cornwall. It is only a question of time before this philosopher-pirate captures the heart of the lovely Lady St. Columb. Satisfying, romantic, swashbuckling action.

Daphne du Maurier - Hungry ​Hill
_The ​story of a deadly curse that afflicted an Irish family for a hundred years._ "I tell you your mine will be in ruins and your home destroyed and your children forgotten . . . but this hill will be standing still to confound you." So curses Morty Donovan when Copper John Brodrick builds his mine at Hungry Hill. The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence . . .

Daphne du Maurier - Madarak
Daphne ​du Maurier (1907-1989) angol írónő novellái eddig nem jelentek meg magyar fordításban. Nevét elsősorban Alfred Hitchcock két világhírű filmje után ismerhetjük. A rendező Du Maurier művei alapján készítette a Madarak és a Manderley-ház asszonya c. filmeket, mert őt is ugyanúgy megragadta azt a furcsa, szorongtató érzést, amelyet az írónő valamennyi műve kivált az olvasóban. Az ebben a kötetben szereplő elbeszélések, a filmekhez hasonlóan, egy különös, misztikus világba viszik az olvasót. Ez a világ ugyanakkor nagyon finom, érzékeny, és tele van titokkal. A paradicsomi hegy, - a Monte Veritá - a halhatatlanságot kínálja, de rettenetes áron. Az elhanyagolt feleség, miután meghal, száradó almafa alakjában kísérti férjét a házuk kertjében. A madarak, a sirályok pedig, ha lehet, még megveszekedettebben pusztítanak, mint Hitchcock filmjében. A kötet valamennyi elbeszélése különleges élményt kínál.

Daphne du Maurier - Meine ​Cousine Rachel
Philip ​Ashleys alternder Vetter Ambrose fährt nach Florenz, um in der Heirat mit Cousine Rachel spätes Glück zu suchen. Doch bald darauf befällt ihn ein unerklärliches Leiden; der Sterbenskranke schickt einen Hilferuf an Ashley, der sofort nach Italien aufbricht. Doch als er ankommt, ist Ambrose tot ... Eine meisterhaft erzählte mysteriöse Geschichte.

Daphne du Maurier - Vanishing ​Cornwall
History, ​travel, and legend combine in this elegant elegy to beautiful, mysterious Cornwall by its most famous resident There was a smell in the air of tar and rope and rusted chain, a smell of tidal water. Down harbour, around the point, was the open sea. Here was the freedom I desired, long sought-for, not yet known. Freedom to write, to walk, to wander, freedom to climb hills, to pull a boat, to be alone . . . I for this, and this for me. Daphne du Maurier lived in her beloved Cornwall for most of her life. Its rugged coastline, wild terrain, and tumultuous weather inspired her imagination, and many of her works are set there, including Frenchman's Creek, Jamaica Inn, and Rebecca. Here she celebrates the land she loved, exploring its legends, its history, and its people, and eloquently makes a powerful plea for Cornwall's preservation.

Daphne du Maurier - Mary-Anne ​(francia)
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Breaking Point
There ​comes a moment in the life of every individual when reality must be faced. When this happens, it is as though a link between emotion and reason is stretched to the limit of endurance, and sometimes snaps.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​House on the Strand
"The ​House on the Strand is prime du Maurier." --New York Times Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his scientific research. When Dick samples Magnus's potion, he finds himself doing the impossible: traveling through time while staying in place, thrown all the way back into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction wear off after several hours, but its effects are intoxicating and Dick cannot resist his newfound powers. As his journeys increase, Dick begins to resent the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before, and the home of the beautiful Lady Isolda...

Daphne du Maurier - A ​fogadó titka
Sötét ​titkok veszik körül a rossz hírű Jamaica Inn fogadót, mely a viharverte cornwalli partok sivár lápvidékén áll. Ide veti a sors Mary Yellant, örök rettegésben élő nagynénjéhez, aki a részeges fogadóssal, Joss Merlynnel él boldogtalan házasságban. Mary lassan fényt derít az éjszakai vendégjárás okára: a fogadó kiterjedt csempészbanda fészke, és Joss Merlyn a bandavezér. Mary egyedül veszi fel a harcot ellenük, és nem is gondol arra, hogy oly sokáig nem bízott senkiben. Anglia délnyugati csücskén még ma is áll a fogadó, melyet az írónő az események helyszínéül választott.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Dream and Other Stories (Penguin Readers)
Life ​on Mars, a strange dream, and attacks by murderous birds these are just some of the subjects of these enjoyable short stories. They will amuse and shock you.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Birds and other stories
"How ​long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at least the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew..." A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world.

Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica ​Inn
Stark ​and forbidding, Jamaica Inn stands alone on bleak Bodmin Moor, its very walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellan soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here - but does he deal in blacker secrets still? As her suspicions and her terror increase, she looks in vain for help from the fearful Cornish people. Only in the Vicar of Altarnun does she find a friend - and in the oddly likeable horse-thief they call the worst Merlyn of them all... And, as the drama in this famous gothic masterpiece heightens, Mary must choose which to trust.

Daphne du Maurier - Nyugtalan ​évek
"A ​Manderley-ház asszonya" világsikere az érdeklődés homlokterébe állította Daphne du Maurier-t. Új regényében is megtaláljuk a kitűnő irót jellemző érdekes, izgalmas gyakran misztikus olvasmányt. A regény hőse fiatal férfi, aki néhány esztendő alatt egy élet örömét, fájdalmát, boldogtalanságát éli át. Daphne du Maurier új regénye is méltán számíthat a magyar olvasóközönség nagy érdeklődésére.

Daphne du Maurier - Don't ​Look Now and Other Stories
John ​and Laura have come to Venice to try to escape the pain of their young daughter's death. But when they encounter two old women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of increasingly strange and violent events. The other four haunting, evocative stories in this volume also explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: a lonely teacher investigates a mysterious American couple; a young woman confronts her father's past; a party of pilgrims meet disaster in Jerusalem; a scientist harnesses the power of the mind to chilling effect...

Daphne du Maurier - Hospoda ​Jamajka
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Daphne du Maurier - Don't ​Look Now
The ​title novella of this collection features John and Laura who are on holiday in Venice. But it is a dangerous place for them as they are being followed by two old sisters and there is a killer on the loose.

Daphne du Maurier - I'll ​Never Be Young Again
The ​iron of the bridge felt hot under my hand. The sun had been upon it all day. Gripping hard with my hands I lifted myself on to the bar and gazed down steadily on the water passing under...I thought of places I would never see, and women I should never love. A white sea breaking on a beach, the slow rustle of a shivering tree, the hot scent of grass...I breathed deeply and I felt as though the waiting water rose up in front of me and would not let me go' As far as his father, an accomplished poet, is concerned, Richard will never amount to anything, and so he decides to take his fate into his own hands. But at the last moment, he is saved by Jake, who appeals to Richard not to waste his life. Together they set out for adventure, jumping aboard the first ship they see and working their passage to Norway and around Europe, eventually to bohemian Paris, where Richard meets Hesta, a captivating music student...

Daphne du Maurier - A ​Manderley-ház asszonya
Nesztelen ​léptű inasok, pattogó tűz a könyvtár kandallójában, fehér damasztabrosz és ezüstkészlet a teázóasztalon, dédanyák képei a galérián - ez Manderley. De baljósan vöröslő rododendronok és temetőket idéző, sápadtkék hortenziák a kertben, a tenger vészjósló mormolása - ez is Manderley. Szertartásos étkezések, vizitek és vendégfogadások, séták a Boldog-völgyben, és készülődés a jelmezbálra - ennyiből áll Manderley lakóinak élete, legalábbis a cselédség meg a garden party szerencsés meghívottai szemében. Ám a mindvégig névtelen főszereplő, az érzékeny idegrendszerű új úrnő híven beszámol ennek az életnek a fonákjáról is: a titkos bűntudatról, a névtelen szorongásról, a rettegésről, ami ugyanúgy elválaszthatatlan Manderleytől, mint a kényelem és a fényűzés. Mert félelem mérgezi az itt élők lelkét: a fiatalasszony a halálfej arcú Mrs. Danverstől fél, még inkább a halott Rebecca kísértetétől - ám valójában attól retteg, hogy méltatlan lesz Manderleyre, és kiűzetik onnan. Maxim de Winter a bűntett leleplezésétől és a botránytól retteg - de lényegében ő is Manderleyt fél elveszteni, mint ahogy Manderley kedvéért tűrte oly soká, néma cinkosként, egy démoni asszony aljasságait. Sejti-e vajon, hogy - bár az igazságszolgáltatástól megmenekült - végül is ezért kell bűnhődnie, s éppen Manderley lángjainál - s vele együtt az ártatlanoknak is? A Hitchcock-film alapjául szolgáló regény páratlan sikerét, a hátborzongatóan izgalmas cselekmény mellett, bizonyára az is magyarázza, hogy rendkívül finom pszichológiával érzékeltette a harmincas évek Európájának szorongásos életérzését, gyáva meghunyászkodását - s tette ezt 1938-ban, egy évvel a Manderleyk egész féltett világát felperzselő tűzvész előtt.

Daphne du Maurier - A ​francia kalóz szeretője
A ​könyv főhőse, Dona St. Columb, egy angol arisztokrata felesége, megcsömörlik a londoni élet felszínességétől, léhaságától, és vidékre menekül a család birtokára. Itt hallja a hírt: francia kalózok garázdálkodnak a környéken. Dona véletlenül megismerkedik a jóképű, művelt kalózkapitánnyal, és beleszeret. Ettől kezdve sorsa szorosan összefonódik a férfiéval. A kalóz körül azonban szorul a hurok... Az angol írónő a romantikus regények mestere. Egyik leghíresebb könyve: A Manderley ház asszonya, melyből Alfred Hitchcock forgatott nem kevésbé sikeres filmet.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Birds / Don't Look Now
Du ​Maurier is of course world famous for many of her novels. These two stories are perhaps even better known as films (The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock and Don't Look Now by Nic Roeg), but here we bring you the full terrifying texts, superbly read by Peter Capaldi, who brings the true dimension of these works to the imagination.

Daphne du Maurier - The ​Parasites
'When ​people play the game "Name three or four persons whom you would choose to have with you on a desert island", they never choose the Delaneys. They don't even choose us one by one as individuals. We have earned, not always fairly we consider, the reputation of being difficult guests . . .' Maria, Niall and Celia have grown up in the shadow of their famous parents - their father, a flamboyant singer and their mother, a talented dancer. Now pursuing their own creative dreams, all three siblings feel an undeniable bond, but it is Maria and Niall who share the secret of their parents' pasts. Alternately comic and poignant, The Parasites is based on the artistic milieu its author knew best, and draws the reader effortlessly into that magical world.

Daphne du Maurier - Ne ​nézz vissza!
A ​valóság és a misztikum sejtelmes ötvözése, hátborzongató, mégis szívszorító történetek, amelyeket nehéz elfelejteni: - egy angol házaspár Velencében természetfölötti események sodrába kerül... - egy tanár krétai nyaralása során megfigyel egy visszataszító amerikait és annak titokzatos feleségét... - egy öntudatos lányt félelem kerít hatalmába, amikor Írországban felkeresi elhunyt apja régi barátját... - egy angol kisvárosból útra kelt zarándokcsapat tagjai balszerencsés események sorozatát éli át Jeruzsálemben... - egy neves tudós megpróbálja "kézzel foghatóvá" tenni a tudat alatti energiát...

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