My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316252964
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Daphne du Maurier's classic novel of lust, suspicion, and obsession--now a major motion picture starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, and Philip grows to love Ambrose's grand estate as much as he does. But the cozy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries a mysterious distant cousin named Rachel--and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. But when she arrives at the estate, Rachel seems to be a different woman from the one described in Ambrose's letters. Beautiful, sophisticated, and magnetic, Philip cannot help but feel drawn to Rachel. And yet, questions still linger: might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death? And how, exactly, did Ambrose die? As Philip pursues the answers to these questions, he realizes that his own fate could hang in the balance.

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: World Books Society, [195-?]
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In 1840s Cornwall, young Philip Ashley inherits a fortune from his uncle, who was recently married abroad and died under mysterious circumstances. Philip's pleasant life is disrupted by the sudden arrival of his uncle's beautiful widow, Rachel. Initially planning to send her on her way with a generous pension, he soon finds himself falling in love with her-- even as he begins to suspect that she murdered his uncle and may be plotting the same fate for him.

My Cousin Rachel

Author: Diana Morgan
Publisher: Samuel French Limited
ISBN: 9780573113055
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Philip Ashley travels to Italy to find his cousin Ambrose has died suddenly and Rachel, Ambrose's wife, has gone. Philip returns to England convinced Rachel was responsible for Ambrose's death, hoping to inherit his possessions. When Rachel arrives in England Philip falls in love with her. One small event after another causes a kind of see-saw of belief and disbelief. Is Rachel a scheming murderess or a grossly maligned woman?

Masterplots Ii

Author: Frank Northen Magill
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Cue

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My Cousin Rachel

Author: Daphne Du Maurier
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ISBN: 9780575052758
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When Philip Ashley's beloved guardian and cousin Ambrose married suddenly whilst abroad, Philip was understandably jealous. But when Ambrose died in Italy, Philip was heartbroken. He was also wracked with suspicion of Rachel, Ambrose'sidow, as Ambrose's most recent letters had hinted he no longer trusted his wife. And so Philip prepares to meet his cousin'sidow with hatred in his heart. But when Rachel comes to Cornwall, Philip sees what Ambrose saw, and falls disastrously in love. It is a love tormented by doubts as the contradictions in Rachel's behaviour grows. Is she the tragic angel of his dreams or the mercenary poisoner of his nightmares? And how can Philip ever be certain which?

A Feeling For Books

Author: Janice A. Radway
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807863978
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Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.