The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier.

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  • Author(s): Whissen, Thomas
  • Source:
    Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. 1p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      In The House on the Strand, Dick Kilmarth experiments with a hallucinogenic drug that transports him back to fourteenth century Cornwall, just before the onset of the Black Death. His initial encounter is so overwhelming that he knows he must repeat it, even though he suffers horrible aftereffects. The more he finds modern life unsatisfying, the more he is compelled to return to a time when people and events seemed bigger than life. Du Maurier cleverly manipulates the parallels between Dick’s real and imaginary worlds so as to enlist sympathy for Dick’s rejection of the real world. Dick, who is married to a shrewish woman named Vita, who has two loutish sons from a previous marriage, is thoroughly disenchanted with the emptiness and boredom of modern life in general.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      414
    • Accession Number:
      119626674
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WHISSEN, T. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, [s. l.], 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Whissen T. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580. Accessed December 6, 2019.
    • APA:
      Whissen, T. (2019). The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Whissen, Thomas. 2019. “The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Whissen, T. (2019) ‘The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 6 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Whissen, T 2019, ‘The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier’, Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, viewed 6 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Whissen, Thomas. “The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Whissen, Thomas. “The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Whissen T. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier. Salem Press Encyclopedia of Literature [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=119626674&custid=s6224580