With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room... show more
With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca. This special edition of Rebecca includes excerpts from Daphne du Maurier's The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories, an essay on the real Manderley, du Maurier's original epilogue to the book, and more.
Publish date: 2006
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
Schon zu Beginn baute sich eine schwierige Hürde für dieses Buch auf: Da ich den Film schon als Kind gesehen habe, konnte mich daher der Plot bedauerlicherweise nicht mehr überraschen. Aus diesem Grunde drängt sich eine Book2movie-Rezension nahezu auf und ist unvermeidbar. Buch 3,5 Sterne wohlwoll...
4.5This book is excellent with the mystery and amping up the reader's interest (and nerves). I highly recommend not reading spoilers for this story before starting it. That will ruin the whole effect. Rebecca had me dying to find out what was going to happen. Not knowing, kept me on edge. It ha...
I read this for the "Classic Horror" square for Halloween Bingo. Because the world needs one more Rebecca review . . . A shy young lady becomes friendly with a wealthy widower old enough to be her father. When her employer decides to pick up and relocate, Maxim de Winter proposes they marry ra...
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . ."The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arriv...
Wow. I don't know what else to really say about this book. So many people have reviewed this book and I am sure that there are people out there that can say much more eloquently anything I want to say about how much I loved this book. I thought everything worked together very well. We have an unname...