Daphne du Maurier

1907 - 1989

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, (; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Although she is classed as a romantic novelist, her stories have been described as "moody and resonant" with overtones of the paranormal. Her bestselling works were not at first taken seriously by critics, but have since earned an enduring reputation for narrative craft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daphne du Maurier has received more than 2,715,519 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Daphne du Maurier is the 677th most popular writer (down from 484th in 2019), the 522nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 353rd in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Writer.

Daphne du Maurier is most famous for her novel "Rebecca" which was published in 1938. The novel is about a young woman who marries a widower and moves into his estate, Manderley. The estate is haunted by the memory of Rebecca, the first wife of the widower.

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Among writers, Daphne du Maurier ranks 677 out of 5,794Before her are Emilio Salgari, Elisabeth of Wied, Marie de France, Su Shi, Colleen McCullough, and Maurice Blanchot. After her are Eduardo Galeano, Giosuè Carducci, Judah Halevi, Saint Naum, Luis de Góngora, and Witold Gombrowicz.

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Among people born in 1907, Daphne du Maurier ranks 32Before her are Fred Zinnemann, Dora Maar, Hans Selye, Bhagat Singh, Maurice Blanchot, and Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. After her are Compay Segundo, Hideki Yukawa, Otto Ohlendorf, Solomon Asch, Burgess Meredith, and Konstantinos Karamanlis. Among people deceased in 1989, Daphne du Maurier ranks 32Before her are Hu Yaobang, Ferdinand Marcos, John Hicks, William Shockley, John Cassavetes, and Hermann Oberth. After her are Leon Festinger, Emilio Segrè, Guy Williams, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Bruce Chatwin, and Danilo Kiš.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Daphne du Maurier ranks 522 out of 6,924Before her are Norman Haworth (1883), William Hogarth (1697), James Francis Edward Stuart (1688), Kate Winslet (1975), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592). After her are James II of Scotland (1430), John Franklin (1786), Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863), Richard Francis Burton (1821), James Clark Ross (1800), and Nigel Mansell (1953).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Daphne du Maurier ranks 67Before her are John le Carré (1931), Geoffrey of Monmouth (1090), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Christopher Tolkien (1924), Ben Jonson (1572), and Diana Wynne Jones (1934). After her are John Bunyan (1628), Edmund Spenser (1552), Douglas Adams (1952), Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1757), Muriel Spark (1918), and Tony Buzan (1942).