THE DU MAURIERS

London: Gollancz, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. When Daphne du Maurier wrote The Du Mauriers she was only thirty years old and had already established herself as both a biographer and a novelist. She wrote this epic biography during a vintage period in her career, between two of her best-loved novels: Jamaica Inn and Rebecca. Her aim was to write the story of her family 'so that it reads like a novel.' Their lives from the departure to France in 1810 of Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York and great-great-grandmother of Daphne Du Maurier, to the marriage in 1863 of Daphne Du Maurier's grandfather 'Kicky', George Du Maurier, the famous Punch artist and author of Trilby and the beloved Peter Ibbetson. Family tree fold-out bound in at rear as issued. A near fine copy in green cloth with gold spine stamping with some light scattered foxing to endpapers in a very good jacket with chipping to spine crown and top of rear panel. Item #14716

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