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Du MAURIER Daphne - Typed Letter Signed 1977 discussing Rebecca and her other novels

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Daphne du MAURIER (1907-1989)

Typed Letter Signed (“Daphne duMaurier”) to “Dear Jocelyn” discussing the technique behind Rebecca and remarking on an unmade film of The King’s General.

1 page 8vo, together with the typed envelope addressed to Miss Jocelyn Glanfeldy, Kilmath, Par, 6 August 1977.       

Thank you so much for your letter, and I am glad you enjoy “Rebecca” and “Frenchman’s Creek”. No mystery really about the nameless heroine in Rebecca, I just wanted to see if it were possible to write a novel without giving the heroine a name. A challenge in technique!

It cant be done unless written in the Ist Person Singular, at least I dont think it can!

Glad too that you like “The Kings General”. I always hoped that this would be made into a film, and the late Alexander Korda did actually buy the film rights, but the film was never made. Perhaps one of these days someone will try and make it into a T.V. play.

Good luck to your future as a writer.”

Rebecca is undoubtedly the most famous of the three novels mentioned, with a famous film version by Alfred Hitchcock and has been adapted for television several times. A 1940s film of Frenchman’s Creek enjoyed popular success, while The King’s General was only recently adapted for a French television film.

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