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  • Title: Mary Anne
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN: 9781402217111
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her miserable cockney world she will become the mistress to a royal duke In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England Mary Anne glitters with sex, scandal, corruption, and the privileged world of high society Based on the true story of one ofAn ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her miserable cockney world she will become the mistress to a royal duke In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England Mary Anne glitters with sex, scandal, corruption, and the privileged world of high society Based on the true story of one of du Maurier s own distant relatives, Mary Anne s love of money and the men who spend it embroil her in risks that threaten her very existence.
    Mary Anne An ambitious stunning and seductive young woman Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her miserable cockney world she will become the mistress to a royal duke In doing so she

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    1. This is the story of Daphne du Maurier s great great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke, born into a poor family in the East End of London, married at fifteen and the mother of four children by the time she was twenty three Mary Anne became a notorious courtesan and mistress of the Duke of York and was later the central figure in a political corruption scandal, the repercussions of which ultimately led to her downfall.According to Lisa Hilton, who wrote the introduction to the 2003 Virago edition, du [...]

    2. I m a bit conflicted about this book, I liked it and I m glad I read it, but at the same time it really bothered me, it was depressing and I found myself alternating between being really proud of Mary Anne for being so strong and smart and being angry with her for being so foolish.Mary Anne Clarke was Daphne Du Maurier s great great grandmother She was clever, witty and beautiful She was a mistress to Frederick Augustus Brunswick the Duke of York and Albany, son of King George III She was also t [...]

    3. Although I would have previously sworn that it was impossible for du Maurier to write a bad book, this one comes periously close and although it had all the right elements good story, fascinating real life people, great period setting, royalty, scandal etc it just never really came together for me It felt disjointed, uneven, lacking in emotion and with a lacklustre, prosaic feel that du Mauriers other books just don t have I missed her lyrical descriptions I also struggled to sympathise with Mar [...]

    4. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.A bit different from your usual Du Maurier novel, in this one she tells the story of her great great grandmother Mary Anne Clarke Borne into a poor London family, Mary Anne marries Joseph Clarke who ends up drinking and gambling away any money he gets from his family Disgusted with the marriage and desperate to support her children, Mary Anne finds herself tempted by a cough broker for the wealthy nobility and becomes mistress to Frederick Duke of York Alth [...]

    5. I ve given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals, so that s a solid 4.5 starsWritten in 1951, Mary Anne is the fictionalised account of the life of Mrs Mary Anne Clarke, who was the author s great grandmother, and who is famous principally for being the mistress of Frederick, Duke of York second son of King George III.Mary Anne Thompson was born in 1776 in the East End of London, and by her twenties, had become one of the most famous courtesans in London Before I wrote this re [...]

    6. In a word, dull.It started out so well The first chapter is well written, taut, and promises the intriguing tale of a social climber and her downfall Then, in an excellent reversal of expectations, the first 100 or so pages tell instead the story of an extremely relatable, even heroic girl who is fighting against all odds to make some kind of decent life for herself, who falls in love, and gets wrapped up in the things beyond her control I especially liked that she was depicted as a good and fai [...]

    7. I m not sure how to feel about this book On one hand, I really admired certain traits of the title character, Mary Anne She was ambitious, tenacious, and always thinking of her children She would do almost anything to keep a roof over her head, no matter how her name got dragged through the mud.On the other hand, she, and almost every other character, was an idiot about money They all saw no problem living endlessly on credit in order to maintain luxurious lifestyles Hardly anyone ever made good [...]

    8. Mary Anne is an odd sort of beast, a mix of historical fact and fiction that doesn t quite work Mary Anne Clarke was the scandalous mistress of George III s son the Duke of York she was also du Maurier s great great grandmother Clearly, Mary Anne led a very interesting life unfortunately, though du Maurier succeeds in drawing the strength of her character, her style of telling Mary Anne s story is lackluster It would have been better as straight historical biography or as historical fiction than [...]

    9. I have long been looking forward to reading this book I love reading about the regency period, love Daphne du Maurier and add in the interesting notion that du Maurier is writing about her own great great grandmother and this seemed to have the potential to be a very good read indeed However it is also one of her novels that is most capable of polarizing her readers Du Maurier herself did not consider it one of her best novels and in the somewhat lukewarm introduction in the edition I was readin [...]

    10. Este o quinto livro que leio de Daphne du Maurier, sendo que achei os todos diferentes uns dos outros, no entanto, Mary Anne o mais diferente Ao contr rio dos outros livros, este n o tem elementos mais obscuros que criam o clima habitual de tens o.Neste livro, Daphne conta nos a hist ria da sua trisav Mary Anne Clarke, numa Londres nos finais do s culo XVIII, in cios do s culo XIX, em que mistura um ambiente de sedu o com esc ndalos de corrup o e pol ticos.Mary Anne uma jovem pobre, mas que se s [...]

    11. it s definitely not your typical du maurier her imaginative powers are reined in by her account of woman s true story, a woman she was actually related to, and no doubt her acting family relished the connection to the mistress of the duke of york who had pulled herself out of the gutter it s not what i look for in a du maurier novel but up until the endless courtroom scenes that make up the last three quarters of the book, she kept me interested i found jamaica inn much less palatable than this [...]

    12. Mary Anne, Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier s novel Mary Anne is a fictionalised account of the real life story of her great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke n e Thompson Mary Anne Clarke from 1803 to 1808 was mistress of Frederick Augustus, the Duke of York and Albany.

    13. Let me begin by saying I love Daphne Du Maurier This is the fourth of novel I have read by her and each one has proved to be unique, innovative and often brilliantly atmospheric the best, of course, being Rebecca So I was pretty determined that, despite the slightly bad reviews I had seen elsewhere, to like this novel because I AM a du Maurier fan Moreover, the novel sounded fabulously engaging view spoiler SPOILER ALERT Mary Anne was actually du Maurier s great grandmother and this is somewhere [...]

    14. Daphne du Maurier s great great grandmother certainly was the talk of the town in her day This historical fiction work is based upon Mary Anne Clarke, a mistress to the Duke of York in early 1800 s Mary Anne started life out basically in the slums and living day to day was a struggle for her family When her father was stuck ill she decided to save the family by tricking his boss She was a determined young lady, that determination never left her and she fought for what she wanted her entire life [...]

    15. Like Forever Amber or Gone with the Wind but not as rich Good as far as it went, but it felt like the Cliff s Notes version should have been three times as long with lots detail to really let you get inside the character s head, understand why men were obsessed with her, why she made the choices she did, what she felt about them Without that it all feels a bit shallow and I ended up feeling than a little sympathy with Mary Anne s children s opinion of her.

    16. Although I finished this book, it was a huge temptation to just drop it and move on to the next I didn t understand it at all I couldn t follow the story and the characters infuriated me Maybe, and this is very very likely, I am just not cut out for politics and however much I blame my ignorance in the subject on lack of interest maybe it s just one of those things that I just can t comprehend I would never have though I could give any book by Daphne Du Mauriers one star, yet here we are.I reall [...]

    17. As always well written and a very good narrative Unfortunately, the fictionalized story of the authors great grandmother Mary Anne Clarke, mistress to the Duke of York being one in a considerable line of men in the late 18th century really does not keep the interest up The final third of the book concerns complicated court proceedings and not much else Read some of the very productive and fine authors other books instead.

    18. This is not my favorite du Maurier book because I better love her gothic tales However I still listened to the entire book in a 24 hour period I liked Mary Anne because she was so flawed and her descendant wrote about her with wit and honesty I have a great great aunt who is a personal hero to me and I often think about writing her story through a historical fiction novel Reading this book made me wish I felt better prepared to write a similar tribute.

    19. In this novel, Daphne du Maurier recounts the life of her great great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke Born in humble circumstances in London in 1776, Mary Anne married Joseph Clarke as a teenager Although the couple had several children together, she left him when he went bankrupt and became a courtesan, eventually attracting the attention of Frederick, Duke of York, then Commander in Chief of the army The Duke failed to provide Mary Anne with the necessary allowance to keep her and her family in [...]

    20. I am a massive Du Maurier fan, so this is going to be very biased and no surprise that I really enjoyed it.Mary Anne is a historical novel based on Du Maurier s great great grandmother, who was the mistress of Fredrick, Duke of York Later on when the relationship fizzled out, she testified against him in the House of Commons that she had sold army commissions and that he knew all about it This is the main focus of the story although it charts both her life before the Duke and touches on her bein [...]

    21. This book is about Mary Anne Clarke, the Monica Lewinsky of her day that brought the Duke of Yorkshire King George III s younger son to ruin after he ends their affair and casts her aside He ended up resigning his command of the English Army This is a true story and Daphne du Maurier s Great Great Grandmother I thought the first two thirds were great Mary Anne s climb from London street rat to the mistress of a Prince through her wits and wit alone are very interesting and engaging She comes of [...]

    22. 2.5 stars Mary Anne Clarke was on of Daphne du Maurier s ancestors This book is a work of fiction about her life Mary Anne got out of a marriage to a drunk and a gambler, but she needed money to survive and to take care of her children She eventually makes her way to becoming the mistress of a duke Now, my summary is only about the first half of the book I found most of the book boring and or confusing I couldn t keep straight a lot of the characters I didn t like most of the characters Maybe th [...]

    23. Let me preface this by saying I love DDM Rebecca and Jamaica Inn are both favorites of mine, and I adore all her short stories Mary Anne is not good.Basically if Daphne du Maurier wrote Vanity Fair, and if Becky Sharpe were a straight up prostitute, and then focused only on the business and paperwork side of said prostitution, you would get Mary Anne All the things that make DdM s writing so engaging and unique were absent from this book Hardly any quippy dialog, no chemistry between any of the [...]

    24. Synopsis from book An ambitious, stunning, and seductive young woman, Mary Anne finds the single most rewarding way to rise above her miserable cockney world she will become the mistress to a royal duke In doing so, she provokes a scandal that rocks Regency England Mary Anne glitters with sex, scandal, corruption, and the privileged world of high society Based on the true story of one of du Maurier s own distant relatives, Mary Anne s love of money and the men who spend it embroil her in risks t [...]

    25. Mary Anne was Daphne du Maurier s great great grandmother This is a novel about Mary Anne s life She married a ne er do well and later became mistress to a royal duke She became part of a scandal that shocked England s staid Victorian society I truly enjoyed this book although it became very legal towards the end I give this story an A

    26. This is a hardback book Ms Du Maurier researches her books before writing them so it appears as historical fiction and is this adds to my interest in reading the book.

    27. The pulpy the fruit, the smashing the fall From Bowling Inn Alley, to the bedroom in Gloucester Place of the then Duke of York and Albany, Prince Frederik Augustus, to jail and then in exile in France, Mary Anne evokes the rise and fall of an ambitious, seductive, intelligent woman Married young to Joseph Clarke, whom Mary Anne believed to be a wealthy and talent man, disillusions comes and never leaves the young woman s life Following the death of her elder son, she faces the true drunkard un [...]

    28. I ve now read all of Daphne du Maurier s novels Woo hoo It took me about 20 years What to do now Guess I ll start over She s my favorite author, after all I remember well most of the story lines, but I just enjoy experiencing her writing so much She weaves a tale that doesn t exactly horrify the reader, but sends a prickly shiver She is an absolute genius I use present tense because although her body is long in the ground, her spirit is still with usd she still communicates with her readers That [...]

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