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Du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson

(dyo͞o môr`ēā), 1834–96, English artist and novelist, b. Paris of a French father and an English mother. He studied chemistry, but later turned to art for a livelihood. In spite of the loss of one eye when he was a young man, he became a successful illustrator and in 1864 joined the staff of Punch. His novels include Peter Ibbetson (1892), successfully dramatized in 1915 and later made into an opera by Deems Taylor (1931) and Trilby (1894), the story of a young model who becomes a great singer when hypnotized by the musician Svengali.


See biography by L. Ormond (1969).

Daphne Du Maurier, 1907–89, his granddaughter, was the author of several popular novels, including Jamaica Inn (1936), the best-selling Rebecca (1938; Alfred HitchcockHitchcock, Sir Alfred,
1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).
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 film, 1940), My Cousin Rachel (1951, film 1952), and The Scapegoat (1957). Collections of her short stories include The Rendezvous and Other Stories (1980, repr. 2005) and The Birds and Other Stories (2003); "The Birds," first published in 1952, inspired another Hitchcock film (1963). She also wrote two memoirs, Gerald: A Portrait (1934), about her actor father, and The Du Mauriers (1937), and plays.

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Fresh off a West End flop in 1903, Barrie is looking for fresh ideas when he meets Sylvia, the daughter of artist and author George du Maurier and a recent widow, now quite overburdened.
Writing about George Du Maurier in 1897, Henry James finds a "mystery" posed by the enormous public success of Du Maurier's Trilby (1894): "The case remains, .
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In the course of these discussions, I was told by a man who'd known him in his lifetime that Shaw had once accosted and threatened to duff up the novelist George du Maurier ( Daphne's grandfather) in revenge for an implied insult to Shaw's mother.
Ironically, Lodge's own flop of a fiction based on the life of James, focused on the great author's rivalry with the novelist George Du Maurier.
Trilby Novel by GEORGE DU MAURIER, published in 1894.