8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in.
"The story of three people, Maria, Niall, Celia, step brother and sisters, each with a minor gift inherited from talented parents, each somehow satisfied with falling short of creative achievement, dependent on one another...and shutting out close relations with the rest of their world. The story opens on the Sunday in the country when Charles, Maria's husband, calls them all 'parasites' - leaves them to recall the past in varying terms, and ends the day by asking Maria for a divorce." Kirkus -H. W. Wilson's Fiction Catalog, 6th edition
Daphne Du Maurier's father was Gerald Du Maurier, a famous actor-manager, whose life she wrote in "Gerald: A Portrait." Her grandfather was George Du Maurier, the artist and novelist...
Her books have now sold over a million copies in hardcover editions alone...She is a gifted craftsman and a skillful spinner of yarns. Her novels make excellent movies because of their "expert blend of suspense, shrewd realism, and romantic hokum." -Time
It has been noted that some of her characters, expecially in "Rebecca," might have appeared in such Bronte novels as "Wuthering Heights." She has written with discernment of the dissolute Bronte brother in "The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte." Besides thoroughly researching her subject "she has woven her special brand of sorcery around it." -The Reader's Adviser, 11th edition, R. R. Bowker Company
Bentley Library-Bound Standard Fiction Reprints are printed on high-quality 55-lb. book paper. The bindings are sewn, not glued, and each book is covered with a strudy water-resistant Pyroxylin library binding. This high-quality construction ensures that these books will last for many years.
ISBN: 0-8376-0410-9 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-0410-7 (ISBN-13)