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  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier Anna Massey
  • ISBN: 9781478985037
  • Page: 214
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    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 own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major later Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Browning, whom she married.Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame While Alfred Hitchcock s film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca.Daphne du Maurier was obsessed with the past She intensively researched the lives of Francis and Anthony Bacon, the history of Cornwall, the Regency period, and nineteenth century France and England, Above all, however, she was obsessed with her own family history, which she chronicled in Gerald a Portrait , a biography of her father The du Mauriers , a study of her family which focused on her grandfather, George du Maurier, the novelist and illustrator for Punch The Glassblowers , a novel based upon the lives of her du Maurier ancestors and Growing Pains , an autobiography that ignores nearly 50 years of her life in favour of the joyful and romantic period of her youth Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.While contemporary writers were dealing critically with such subjects as the war, alienation, religion, poverty, Marxism, psychology and art, and experimenting with new techniques such as the stream of consciousness, du Maurier produced old fashioned novels with straightforward narratives that appealed to a popular audience s love or fantasy, adventure, sexuality and mystery At an early age, she recognised that her readership was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following through several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance to achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother This vision, which underlies Julius , Rebecca and The Parasites , is that of an author overwhelmed by the memory of her father s commanding presence In Julius and The Parasites, for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.In Rebecca , on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story The nameless heroine has been saved from a life of drudgery by marrying a handsome, wealthy aristocrat, but unlike the Prince in Cinderella, Maxim de Winter is old enough to be the narrator s father The narrator thus must do battle with The Other Woman the dead Rebecca and her witch like surrogate, Mrs Danvers to win the love of her husband and father figure.

391 thoughts on “Rebecca

  • 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 Jane Eyre I d call it the 20th Century Jane Eyre, actually, with a modernist twist It is written so that the characters and events come to seem quite believable in the c [...]

  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.This 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 Alfred Hitchcock might have a glimmer of recognition at the mention of a place called Manderley Daphne du Maurier leased a place called Menabilly which became the basis for the fictional Manderley Aren t we glad she changed the name Just say Manderley a few times and [...]

  • Well this 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 [...]

  • 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 tale.What du Maurier understood is that the heart of the romantic gothic is the struggle between two women, one waki [...]

  • 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 Rebecca downloaded on my Kindle since 2014 How foolish I was to wait There are 313, 907 ratings and 13, 947 reviews, on , with an overall rating of 4.2 Ratings like that SPEAK It s not a hype either Rebecca is the most enduring classic of Love and Evil I ve ever read Mystery, gothic thriller, drama, secrets, crime, suspense, some parts predictablet not all [...]

  • 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 worth mentioning.The plot I have to be honest, I judged a book by its cover and title I thought, okay, Rebecca , an elegant woman, a curly font, probably another cheesy classic romance I ll read it because it is one you are supposed to read, but I do [...]

  • Rebecca is a classic gothic novel that had been hanging out on my TBR list for years For whatever reason, I had never made it to this highly acclaimed book In a bit of a reading rut, I decided to tackle it to change things up a bit Man, am I ever glad that I did This book was great I went in to this book blind, knowing only that it was a classic I didn t have any idea of what I was in for, but I anticipated some sort of sweet and innocent love story like the Bronte sisters are known for While th [...]

  • 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 quintessential 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 ve [...]

  • 4 stars to Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca I loved it and may even consider it 4 1 2 stars but I can t.StoryThe second wife of a wealthy widower you ll never know her name tries to figure out how to fit into her new family when it seems there s now way how With many twists and turns, both suspense and a bit of romance, this story captures your attention immediately and takes you on a path of great intrigue Just when you think you ve figured it out, du Maurier confounds and surprises you in a good wa [...]

  • HERE IS MY HEARTREBECCA is my favorite book of all time bar none.The opening line is famous, but I didn t know that the first time I read it I was about 14 I just remember that the magic began with that first line Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderly again.The girl is young, clumsy, exquisitely sensitive Impoverished and alone after her father s death, she was employed by a wealthy and boorish social climber, Mrs Van Hopper, and made her living as the older woman s companion Maxim de Winter, [...]

  • Well, hello there It s officially been two months since I actually finished a book, and it s been longer than that since I reviewed one I almost forgot what it feels like to come to the last page of a book, read it, exhale slowly, and put the book down gently with that small spark of accomplishment raging deep inside you Plus, the whole post book sandwich thing that I ve mentioned somewhere before and, again, may not be a real thing So, Rebecca wow It took me a month to read it because I started [...]

  • 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 skillfully used words to create a mood and increase the suspense.We can never go back again, that much is certain The past is still close to us The things we have tried to forg [...]

  • I dreamt I went to Manderley again Rebecca is the story of a young woman her first name is never given who marries wealthy Maxim de Winter, mostly to escape her life as a companion to a rich American woman She moves with her new husband to his estate, Manderly, where she learns about her husband s previous wife, Rebecca Although Rebecca drowned in the ocean near the house over a year ago, the house is still full of her prescence Her old room is cleaned daily, and is left exactly the way it was w [...]

  • Manderley a mist on the hill, an unreal mansion, dark, threatening, unfathomable, unreachable, a thing that can not exist, only seen through a dream, a mirage, that will pass into the night, and float into nothingness, a nightmarish, chilling legend, that will continue, but the reality never discovered, for a myth has no answers just questionsMaximilian Maxim de Winter is a sad English widower, at 42, living an aimless life, traveling to forget, but can t, staying in a Monte Carlo hotel, just be [...]

  • Books like Rebecca remind me from time to time what quality literature really is Sometimes I forget, buried under stacks of entertaining but often poorly written popular fiction At first, Rebecca is very reminiscent of another favorite book of mine Jane Eyre The main character is a young, innocent, poor girl who falls in love with a rich older man The happiness is so near, but the shadow of the man s first wife stands in the way of it A family secret, a haunted mansion, a deranged servant, and a [...]

  • Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again This beautiful first line is instantly recognisable, and has passed into our culture Like all great openings it captures our imagination and makes us want to read The rhythm is insistent, the mention of dreams intrigues us and the word Manderley echoes somewhere in our subconscious We are already in danger of falling under Daphne Du Maurier s hypnotic spell.Generally regarded as Daphne du Maurier s masterpiece, Rebecca has never been out of print si [...]

  • Oh my how I fell in love with this classic novel, I adored the main protagonist and felt she was fully developed as a character Her constant ruminations and daydreams really set the tone it s a real trip getting to be inside her head with all her naive neurotic thoughts, which often get carried away and make for a compelling read.It follows the main unnamed character when she moves to Manderley with her new husband, from the beginning she is aware that she lives in the shadow of the former mistr [...]

  • Rebecca is just a great story that never gets old Great characters, great writing it remains one of my all time favourites and I seem to appreciate something new every time I return to it.

  • So, how many times have you read Rebecca Once, twice or no longer remember the numbers like me What You have never read it If there is one book that one has to read, this is the one First published in April 1938, it has never been out of print it still remains an amazing and current read today, which grabs you one of the most famous and memorable sentences ever written.The padlocked gate opens and you follow the long drive when you suddenly Manderley a silent and dark house filled with secrets I [...]

  • Rebecca is a classic tale that weaves mystery, secrets, and romance into an intricate and stunning twine It tells the story of a young girl who is swept off her feet by a much older man with money and possessions aplenty and even heartache in his recent past Since his wife s tragic death eight months ago, Maxim de Winter has been doing everything he can to forget the horrific part of his past that has left him feeling bereft of happiness and aloof from others But even with this kind of emotiona [...]

  • If I found myself in Interstellar s tesseract by a quirk of fate, then chances are I might leave a coded message for my younger self to read Rebecca asap Since my ill informed, younger self was not put off by cloyingly sentimental narrators who make the experience of tell don t show all the grating or the gender politics underpinning a work, her reaction to the book would have been in tune with the multitude of gushing reviews on GR and elsewhere.My heart, for all its anxiety and doubt, was li [...]

  • Updated review This is a classic book that I ve had on my to read list for a long time I don t usually read novels in this genre romance But this book offers than romance it is also a murder mystery I understand Alfred Hitchcock made this into a movie many years ago but I did not see it Therefore, I was unaware of the story s plot and how it unfolds.du Maurier does a fine job with this as mystery I especially liked how the protagonist narrator the second Mrs DeWinter is revealed, first as a tim [...]

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  • Some people expend tremendous energy to be normal, their inner voices are so deafening to hear the outer world, their thoughts are preoccupied and hearts laden with lunacy, weaving far fetched stories about things that never happened, dreading the callousness of the day that will never come, desperately trying to hold on things that were never theirs to begin with, their heads, a battlefield of the debate of to be, or not to be d their life Ahh A misery.As I was reading this deservingly classic [...]

  • RebeccaEvery year I promise myself that I will include some literary classics in my reading list and every year I fail miserably 2016 was no exception, although in my defense I wasn t very engaged in reading for a good part of it But I digress.Going by many comments I ve read in , it seems that Rebecca is one of those aspirational books that live perennially in our to read shelves but that many of us never actually read I am not sure what finally prod me to get out of my comfort zone and give it [...]

  • Manderley, today we we pass on, we see it no , and we are different, changed in some infinitesimal way We can never be quite the same again It s such a sensation, when you read a book and a place is so memorable that it stays with you To have place, plot, and person in such congruency, this is a treat it is when you know an author is at her best When I remember this book, I won t think of Rebecca, the deceased wife, nor will I recall the nameless narrator and gullible young bride of the rich Max [...]

  • Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me This is one of the best opening lines ever In fact, I found the whole fist chapter to be amazing in terms of setting up the scenery and the mood of the story We know this a personal narration of some undefined dramatic event We know the narrator has a powerful imagination and is prone to flights of fancy We know that Manderl [...]

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