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Mary Anne : Virago Modern Classics - Daphne Du Maurier

Mary Anne

Virago Modern Classics

By: Daphne Du Maurier, Lisa Hilton (Introduction by)

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Published: May 2004
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A brilliant piece of historical fiction. A tale of overweening ambition set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on du Maurier's own great-great-grandmother.

In Regency London, the only way for a woman to succeed is to beat men at their own game. So when Mary Anne Clarke seeks an escape from her squalid surroundings in Bowling Inn Alley, she ventures first into the scurrilous world of the pamphleteers. Her personal charms are such, however, that before long she comes to the notice of the Duke of York.

With her taste for luxury and power, Mary Anne , now a royal mistress, must aim higher. Her lofty connections allow her to establish a thriving trade in military commissions, provoking a scandal that rocks the government - and brings personal disgrace.

A vivid portrait of overweening ambition, Mary Anne is set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on the life of du Maurier's own great-great-grandmother.

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.

'An exceptionally outstanding novel' Edinburgh Evening News

ISBN: 9781844080885
ISBN-10: 1844080889
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: May 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 15.3  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1