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Mrs DanversNot since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman An international bestseller that has never gone out of print Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.. Oh how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all over again Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once as if for the first time Truth be told this wasn t actually my first time reading this uintessential piece of classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number of years that have passed between my first reading and this recent one combined with what I like to call a lingering case of momnesia effectively rendered this reading very much like a first time For that I am actually grateful because I completely immersed and surrendered myself to the beautiful writing of the remarkably talented Daphne du MaurierThe unnamed narrator is an inexperienced and insecure young woman with not much of a future to speak of unless becoming a companion to an overbearing busybody by the name of Mrs Van Hopper could be called a promising prospect So when the handsome mysterious and wealthy Maxim de Winter seems to take an interest and offers a much enticing alternative that of being his wife what is a girl to do but accept The honeymoon at an end the newly married couple returns to Manderley Max de Winter s estate Manderley itself is a major character in this novel I could sense it almost as a living breathing entity the descriptions of this magnificent place were so masterfully crafted I felt as if I were sitting right there with Mrs de Winter as she approached Manderley for the first time Suddenly I saw a clearing in the dark drive ahead and a patch of sky and in a moment the dark trees had thinned the nameless shrubs had disappeared and on either side of us was a wall of colour blood red reaching far above our heads We were amongst the rhododendrons There was something bewildering even shocking about the suddenness of their discovery The woods had not prepared me for them They startled me with their crimson faces massed one upon the other in incredible profusion showing no leaf no twig nothing but the slaughterous red luscious and fantastic unlike any rhododendron plant I had seen before these were monsters rearing to the sky massed like a battalion too beautiful I thought too powerful they were not plants at all Rhododendrons Red Rebecca She is everywhere The second Mrs de Winter the only name by which she will ever be identified had not expected the ceaseless competition from the deceased first Mrs de winter Rebecca Rebecca with a capital R written with such confidence a confidence that even transcends death She lingers in the morning room she lurks in the gallery she tarries in the cottage by the beach But most of all Rebecca dwells within the minds of everyone living in the West Country along the rugged coast of England Max de Winter becomes a brooding and aloof husband once back within the clutches of Manderley and Rebecca s memory The new Mrs de Winter is tormented by her own fantasies of this formidable adversary Since the novel is cleverly written from the perspective of this na ve young woman the reader becomes intimate with the psychological turmoil she endures She is also subject to the criticism and malice of the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers Mrs Danvers worshiped Rebecca during her life and continues to do so even after her death I absolutely loved to hate this dark and intimidating woman Once I glanced up at her and once I met her eyes dark and somber in that white face of hers instilling into me I knew not why a strange feeling of disuiet of foreboding I tried to smile and could not I found myself held by those eyes that had no light no flicker of sympathy towards meEvery single character is drawn skillfully and comes to life within the pages of this book The tension builds and one cannot help becoming entangled with the suspenseful buildup of events leading to the climax I was transported to another time and place and was perfectly mesmerized I can t say much without getting into spoiler territory if you have not yet read this masterpiece Just grab a copy soon and experience this one please This is the best of the best and is going on that very special bookshelf at home I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered and continued to suffer because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth This was what I had done I had built up false pictures in my mind and sat before them I had never had the courage to demand the truth Promises in Tumble Creek young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.. Oh how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all over again Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once as if for the first time Truth be told this wasn t actually my first time reading this uintessential piece of classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number of Mischief and Marriage years that have passed between my first reading and this recent one combined with what I like to call a lingering case of momnesia effectively rendered this reading very much like a first time For that I am actually grateful because I completely immersed and surrendered myself to the beautiful writing of the remarkably talented Daphne du MaurierThe unnamed narrator is an inexperienced and insecure Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, young woman the reader becomes intimate with the psychological turmoil she endures She is also subject to the criticism and malice of the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers Mrs Danvers worshiped Rebecca during her life and continues to do so even after her death I absolutely loved to hate this dark and intimidating woman Once I glanced up at her and once I met her eyes dark and somber in that white face of hers instilling into me I knew not why a strange feeling of disuiet of foreboding I tried to smile and could not I found myself held by those eyes that had no light no flicker of sympathy towards meEvery single character is drawn skillfully and comes to life within the pages of this book The tension builds and one cannot help becoming entangled with the suspenseful buildup of events leading to the climax I was transported to another time and place and was perfectly mesmerized I can t say much without getting into spoiler territory if Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you have not The Geography of Witchcraft yet read this masterpiece Just grab a copy soon and experience this one please This is the best of the best and is going on that very special bookshelf at home I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered and continued to suffer because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth This was what I had done I had built up false pictures in my mind and sat before them I had never had the courage to demand the truth

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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley againWorking as a lady's companion the heroine of Rebecca learns her place Her future looks bleak until on a trip to the South of France she meets Max de Winter a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marria. Wellthis is awkward So most of my friends love this book Naturally I wanted to as well I blame the herd mentality Baaah Did I love this book At times yes Did I also loathe this book At times yes It s made deciding on a rating a much daunting task than I normally face After reflecting on it for some time and re reading my f bomb laden notes I m going with two stars because as a whole I did not enjoy this While I greatly detested some aspects I can still recognize gorgeous prose when I see it Honestly I almost gave this three stars for the writing alone because it s so beautiful that it becomes distracting and when you pair this with a hauntingly gothic setting Magic Nature had come into her own again and little by little in her stealthy insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long tenacious fingers What ruined this for me were the attitudes and the actions of those depicted within it I m not one of those readers that have to love characters to enjoy a story or appreciate its message There have been uite a few instances where I ve rated a book highly even when I hated every single person in it That s because while I didn t necessarily agree with what they were doing or their thought processes I understood them on some level Sadly this is not the case with Rebecca The female lead who is also the narrator is left without a name throughout Upon reading the afterward I m wondering if that s because it would have been all too obvious if the author had named her Daphne She is the very definition of a Mary Sue taking almost entirely after the person who created her But for the sake of this review let s call the MC Not Cory I think it has a catchy ring to it It s also fitting as she is the complete and total opposite of me in almost every way imaginable When the book opens Not Cory is reflecting on her life and the remaining pages focus on the events she s reliving It all begins in Monte Carlo with her as the companion to a tactless and garish woman of means A chance encounter has her bumping into a wealthy Englishman named Maxim de Winter a man twenty years her senior and recently widowed What follows is a whirlwind courtship set against the backdrop of the south of France Sounds lovely doesn t it Er not so much This part of the book served as nothing than a reminder of how foolish first love can make us My hat is off to Du Maurier for her flawless portrayal of this time in our lives when your future is spread out in front of you and all your fantasies still seem tangible What made it that much difficult to read was the MC Not Cory is a dreamer she lives largely inside of her head and the smallest thing from her companion choosing to host a cocktail party to the rising of the sun can send her mind spinning as she plays out the infinite conseuences of these things This tendency becomes obsessive when Maxim enters the picture Where she is both immature and na ve he is complicated and divided Her happiness becomes dependent on his smiles her misery decided by a harsh word Thanks to their age difference he s forgotten what this is like how raw and all consuming first love can be and he s careless with her feelings because of it He takes complete advantage of her throughout and I hated him almost from the point of his introduction The singular reason that he s even attracted to her at all is because view spoilershe is the antithesis of his late wife hide spoiler

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Ge takes her by surprise She accepts but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeeper. A woman a man another woman s shadow a landscape a house a hidden history These six elements have informed the gothic impulse from Udolpho and Jane Eyre to The Thirteenth Tale Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca is crucial to the genre for in it du Maurier simplified and organized these six elements refining the narrative concentrating the mythic and enriching the ambiguity of her taleWhat du Maurier understood is that the heart of the romantic gothic is the struggle between two women one waking up to a new life and one not content to remain a ghost The man may be their conflicting goal the house and landscape their arena but it is the battle between these two women for life and power and autonomy that is the essence of the taleIn Rebecca the man is the haunted moody Maxim de Winter who has married a never named young woman a naive paid companion whom he has met during a recent stay in Monte Carlo The two return to Maxim s ancestral estate of Manderley but the new wife soon finds the old house and grounds as well as the mind of her increasingly melancholy husband dominated by the spirit of Rebecca his dead first wife The author s simplifying genius resides in the fact that in Rebecca the spirit of the dead woman animates the house and the landscape and obsesses the man Conseuently every attempt of the new Mrs de Winter the narrator to adjust to the house and staff including the daunting housekeeper Mrs Danvers to explore the house and grounds or to comprehend the past events that interfere with her present happiness are part of the novel s central struggle and its secret history The second Mrs de Winter s descriptions may be nuanced and leisurely occasionally painful in their innocence but every encounter each exploration brings us closer to the heart of the mystery of Rebecca and Manderley tooBeside the exemplary construction of the narrative the other things I liked most about the book were the detailed descriptions of Manderley the lingering power of the first two chapters the only two set in the present and the intriguingly ambiguous fate of the narrator of the novel the second Mrs de Winter the woman with no nameOne of the guilty pleasures of a good gothic is the description of a magnificent old house so precise and rich in detail that you can fantasize about how delightful or how scary living in such a mansion might be Manderly is a place that comes alive for the reader and it is particularly pleasant to have it described to us by a person who is experiencing it and attempting to master it for the first timeThe first chapter is justly famous for the narrator s account of a dream in which she returns to the now ruined Manderley estate Its description of overgrown nature reclaiming the martyred grandeur of Manderley is an expertly executed mood piece inaugurating the narrative as effectively as any opening passage in literature I do not exclude my favorites the first scene of Hamlet the first chapter of Bleak House and the description of the Sternwood mansion in the first pages of The Big Sleep Personally though I find the second chapter of the book even interesting It describes Maxim and the narrator who now calls the two of them happy as they live their life on the continent in a series of hotels But something about our narrator s description strikes me as inexpressibly sad the two of them sound to me like an affluent aging couple frittering their final years away on superficial pleasures and trivial pastimes Yet the wife the woman who is telling us this we find out later is now barely in her thirties Could this indeed be happiness This uestion continued to haunt me throughout my reading of the book and even now affects my shifting impressions of its themesI ask myself weeks after finishing this novel what is the narrator s fate Has she achieved a certain degree of happiness however modest having triumphed over the dominating Rebecca having gained the haunted Maxim for her own Has she merely accepted the empty social forms and dull routine that Rebecca whatever her sins might have been was fighting so furiously against Or is she happy the interpretation I currently flirt with because she in her passive aggressive way dominates Maxim in his reduced state thoroughly than Rebecca ever could Even so isn t such happiness inferior to the promise she once showed briefly when she believed she could still be mistress of Manderley after Rebecca s ghost had been exorcised before she learned their world had burned downI don t know the answers to these uestions and I must say I like it that way For me at least the novel will always be haunted by ambiguities and that is a good thing It is one of the reasons I find Rebecca such a rich rewarding work

  • Paperback
  • 441
  • Rebecca Author Daphne du Maurier
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 9781844080380

About the Author: Daphne du Maurier

If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination Few writers have created magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their ownIn many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale Born into a fami.



10 thoughts on “Rebecca Author Daphne du Maurier

  1. says:

    ”Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley againThis is one of the famous lines in literature certainly it belongs in the same conversation as Call me Ishmael Even to people who have never read the book or seen the excellent movie by

  2. says:

    Wellthis is awkward So most of my friends love this book Naturally I wanted to as well I blame the herd mentality Baaah Di

  3. says:

    This is it THE delicious curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book THE windowsill on a rainy day with your pet book THE stay up all night book A chill goes down your spine but in a good way while reading it It is a masterpiece of gothic literature the inheritor of the tradition of novels like Wuthering Heights and Jan

  4. says:

    This has to be one of the best and most complete books I have ever read Each element plot characters twists suspense climax all of it perfect If I had one criticism it might be a slightly slow start but with the awesome payoff that is hardly wo

  5. says:

    A woman a man another woman's shadow; a landscape a house a hidden history These six elements have informed the gothic impulse from Udolpho and Jane Eyre to The Thirteenth Tale Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is crucial to the genre for in it du Maurier simplified and organized these six elements refining the narrative concentrating the mythic and enriching the ambiguity of her taleWhat du Maurier understood is that the heart of the romantic

  6. says:

    I went in completely 100% blind Blind trust was all I needed from trusted friends but it took me forever to make this book a priority I had 'Reb

  7. says:

    Oh how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all over again Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once as if for the first time Truth be told this wasn’t actually my first time reading this uintessential piece of classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number of years that have passed between my first reading and this recent one combined with what I like t

  8. says:

    Manderley and I had a much successful visit this time around as compared to the first time I read this book several years ago Here's the key This is not a romance novel It's a psychological suspense novel As I reread Rebecca with this in mind I had a much greater appreciation for its artistry the way Daphne du Maurier sk

  9. says:

    603 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 1907 1989Rebecca is a thriller novel by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier Publication date 1938While working as the companion to a rich American woman on holiday in Monte Carlo the unnamed narrator a

  10. says:

    5 stars to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca I loved it and probably consider it 4 12 stars just because of a few small

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