"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel... show more
"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King 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 arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
Publish date: December 17th 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
I'll be honest from the start, I would never choose to read a Classic, I find them dated and slow, and rather pretentious. However, for some reason, book groups seem to feel a need to foist one on me every so often and their latest offering was Rebecca. "Oh no, you'll love it." they said. Oh no, I w...
Ah, this was excellent! Both because the audio version was brilliantly done, and because the story itself is just superbly written. I can't say that I ever quite fell in love with our young protagonist, because honestly she was naive as all get out most times, but I definitely fell in love with the ...
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...