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Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier, Sally Beauman
Rebecca
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again... Working 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... show more
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

Working 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 Danvers...

Not 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844080380 (1844080382)
ASIN: 1844080382
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Pages no: 441
Edition language: English
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5.0 What you see, isn't always the truth...
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." Rebecca starts with the narration of a sweet, naive heroine. Maybe not so naive anymore after being exposed to the pains of life, but still shy and quiet, a regular and unremarkable woman you can find in any place. This book is not about her. Ou...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Growth and Disillusionment: "Rebecca" by Dauphne du Maurier
Rebecca is, of course, indebted to Jane Eyre in all sorts of consciously thematic and perhaps unconsciously associative ways, but the book has always maintained its own peculiar identity which puts it out of the category of mere imitation or 'tribute' fiction. Most important is du Maurier's tone, or...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 REBECCA Review
Though this has been on my TBR for years, I was not expecting to read it any time soon. Honestly, Rebecca never called to me. I assumed it would be a stuffy, near-insufferable romance filled with stiff, unlikable creatures. Oh, I was wrong. This classic 1938 is a titan of the gothic genre, and rig...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 Rebecca
Somewhere, recently, I read something that convinced me that Rebecca was definitely a GoodRead. For some reason, I vaguely remember that we made fun of Daphne du Maurier when we were kids in the 1950s. Mostly, of course, it was my older brother, who went on to get a degree in English from Princeton...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 Rebecca ★★★★★
Why did I wait so long to read Rebecca? How stupid of me to have put it off, treating it like a chore, one of those famous classics that I ought to read as an educational exercise, in order to be well rounded and to say that I have read it. Knowing that it was a gothic romance of sorts, I expected t...
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