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↠´ Rebecca Þ Download by Ê Daphne du Maurier 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 Marriage 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, 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 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 Goodreads, 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 predictableyet not all there are surprise twists and turns, three dimensional unforgettable characters, gorgeous writing with vivid descriptions, and a beautiful estate called Manderley No wildflowers came into the house at Manderley He had special cultivated flowers, grown for the 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 muchdaunting 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 MagicNature had come into her own again and, little by little, in her stealthy, insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long, tenacious fingers 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 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 tale.
In 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 dur 5 stars to Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca I loved it and probably consider it 4 1 2 stars just because of a few small items but I can t not give it 5 here Story The 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 way I would love to be a fly on the wall in Manderley name of the estate where the book takes place to catch all the hidden expressions and conversations Strengths 1 Mystery and Intrigue2 Character Development Weaknesses 1 Some unanswered questions small ones.
2 I wantFinal Thoughts read it Experienc 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 doubt I will think it is great I have never been so wrong Mystery, intrigue, deception, subterfuge, twists, turns, misunderstandings, accusations, threats, etc etc etc So much is happening in this story, and it is great The characters each character plays their part very well Because of the nature of the plot, you may not quite ever be sure who some of them really are and, perhaps, you wi 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 onceas 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 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 Maurier.
The 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 b
The story begins in Monte Carlo, wher 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 context even while they slowly make the hairs on the back of your necks stand on end Whether you re generally a fan of mystery, romance or thrillers, this book is quite simply a delicious read.
5 This story was so enthralling and unputdownable that it deserves muchthan five starsLast night I dreamt I went to Manderley againone of thefamous first lines from literature This book follows our unnamed heroine as she travels from Monte Carlo to Manderley and immerses herself in the lives of Maxim de Winter and the ghosts from his past.
This was gripping from start to finish You find yourself so drawn into our unnamed narrator, her emotions, her turbulences, that you feel everything she experiences throughout the book Reading this book I felt anger, dread in the pit of my stomach, grief that was almost heartbreaking, the butterflies of love and fun enjoyment The book ensnares you into its web that you too are caught up in the lives of th