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    characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier Wellthis 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 an

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    [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 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 payo

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    [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 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 cruci

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    characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 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 42 Ratings like that SPEAK It's not a hype eitherRebecca is the most enduring classic of Love and Evil I've ever read Mystery g

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    [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 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 ui

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    [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 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

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    Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 5 I reread this in the anticipation for the new film adaptation of Rebecca I love the Alfred Hitchcock one so I am weary of

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    Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier [E–pub New] (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) author Daphne du Maurier 603 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 1907 1989Rebecca is a thriller novel by English author Dame Daphne du Maurier Publication date 1938While working as the companion to a rich American woman on holiday in Monte Carlo the unnamed narrator a naïve young woman in her early 20s becomes acuainted with a wealthy Englishman George Fortescue Maximilian Maxim de Winter a 42 year old widower After a fortnight of courtship she agrees to marry him

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 419
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • English
  • 11 September 2020
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characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 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 s. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley againThis 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 then say Menabilly a few times If you are like me you linger over the vowels and consonants of Manderley and with Menabilly you just want it off your tongue as uickly as possible Daphne du Maurier on the staircase at MenabillyThe narrator a young woman of 21 is never formally introduced to us She is a companion for an odious American woman named Mrs Van Hoppers They are in Monte Carlo and when Mrs Van Hoppers comes down with an illness inspired by boredom than by a virus or bacteria our narrator finds herself free to spend time with the widower Maximilian de Winter He is famous but his house Manderley is even famous Parties on a Gatsby scale beautiful landscaping and of course the architecture of a grand English estate have made Manderley a most coveted invitation Laurence Olivier as Maximilian de WinterAfter a whirlwind romance the dashing de Winter sweeps the impressionable young lady off her feet pries her loose from the services of Mrs Van Hoppers and marries her He is distant moody and yet charming like a father he is 42 than a husband but our young heroine is enad with the idea of being the mistress of Manderley Now she has a name Mrs de Winter and maybe to add a bit of obscurity to an already anemic personality du Maurier never shares her given name with us Daphne du Maurier and children at Menabilly the inspiration for ManderleyDaphne du Maurier comes from a famous family Her grandfather was the famous writer and Punch cartoonist George du Maurier Her father was a prominent stage manager named Sir Gerald du Maurier and her mother was the actress Muriel Beaumont Daphne had breeding brains and beauty which is used in reference to the character Rebecca as well and luckily du Maurier chose to do with this trilogy of assets than the character Du Maurier married Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Boy Browning whose exploits during Operation Market Garden were made into a film A Bridge too FarThe newly minted Mrs de Winter arrives at Manderley with nervous excitement She is well aware of her shortcomings She is too shy too young too trusting and though she is pretty she can not compete with the legendary Rebecca de Winter and her haunting beauty Rebecca always Rebecca Wherever I walked in Manderley wherever I sat even in my thought and in my dreams I met Rebecca I knew her figure now the long slim legs the small and narrow feet Her shoulders broader than mine the capable clever hands Hands that could steer a boat could hold a horse Hands that arranged flowers made the models of ships and wrote Max from Rebecca on the fly leaf of a book I knew her face too small and oval the clear white skin the cloud of dark hair I knew the scent she wore I could guess her laughter and her smile If I heard it even among a thousand others I should recognise her voice Rebecca always Rebecca I should never be rid of Rebecca Waiting for Mrs de Winter is the number one fan and torchbearer of Rebecca Mrs Danvers Despite the best efforts of our young lady she is fighting a losing battle trying to win over Mrs Danvers by being deferential Mrs Danvers is loyal to the ghostly presence of Rebecca even to the point of preserving her room and possessions as they were when she was alive The that the new Mrs de Winter concedes the less respect she feels she has to show to the new mistress of the house Mrs Danvers played by Judith Anderson and Mrs de Winter played by Joan Fontaine in the 1940 Alfred Hitchcock movie We stood there by the door staring at one another I could not take my eyes away from hers How dark and sombre they were in that white skull s face of hers how malevolent how full of hatred You will feel yourself wanting to cheer as our heroine begins to gain confidence and as she begins to grow into her role we see Mrs Danvers start to diminish and with her the haunting presence of Rebecca Of course just as things start to go right things start to go very wrong I was really surprised to learn that an edition of Rebecca was used as the key to a code book by the Germans during World War Two It is not believed that the book was ever used for passing information because a captured radio section made the Germans suspect that the book as a code had been compromised Ken Follett used this idea in his book The Key to Rebecca Other influences of possibly du Maurier s most famous character creation show up in Stephen King s Bag of Bones when Mrs Danvers is portrayed as the boogeyman Jasper Ffordes clones an army of Mrs Danvers in his Thursday Next series that sends a chill down the backs of the characters of those books There is much made of flowers and landscaping in this book The English do love their rose gardens and when my backyard is in full bloom it is without reservation that I can share how much pleasure looking at and moving among that bounty of blooms gives me No wild flowers came in the house at Manderley He had special cultivated flowers grown for the house alone in the walled garden A rose was one of the few flowers he said that looked better picked than growing A bowl of roses in a drawing room had a depth of colour and scent they had not possessed in the open There was something rather blowsy about roses in full bloom something shallow and raucous like women with untidy hair In the house they became mysterious and subtle Daphne du MaurierYou will feel the building tension as du Maurier drops hints of something sinister surrounding the walls of Manderley For me the sign of a well written book is the fact that I was on the edge of my seat despite having watched the movie several times I was ensnared by the plot feeling the same anxiety for the characters that I would have if they had been living breathing creatures in my own sphere of the universe The character studies explored in this book have turned out to be an important addition to the hall of fame of literary characters You will not forget Mrs Danver s spiteful insidious behavior or the tortured Heathcliffesue Maximilian de Winter or the numerous supporting cast that adds color and substance to the shadows of the plot If you like gothic romance with your cup of Earl Grey you will find this book an indispensable part of your library kept ready to hand for those days when you want to be swept away from a dreary sky and a rain splattered window The road to Manderley lay ahead There was no moon The sky above our heads was inky black But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all It was shot with crimson like a splash of blood And the ashes 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Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Alizes 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. 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 suspenseWe can never go back again that much is certain The past is still close to us The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again and that sense of fear of furtive unrest struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic now mercifully stilled thank God might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had beforeThe narrator a young and painfully self conscious girl is a paid companion to Mrs Van Hopper a snobbish social climber While they are in Monte Carlo Mrs Van Hopper bulldozes her way into an acuaintance with a uiet widower Maxim de Winter Despite our heroine s lack of status and social graces Maxim begins spending time with her and soon asks her to marry him Desperately in love with him she does so despite the vast differences in their ages wealth status just about everything And despite his freuent rudeness and mockery of herAfter a too brief honeymoon they return to England and Maxim s lovely country estate Manderley presided over by the skeletal housekeeper Mrs Danvers who instantly takes a dislike to the new Mrs de Winter Mrs Danvers does her best to undercut the main character s lack of confidence in every way possible but mostly by holding up Maxim s first wife Rebecca as an impossibly high standard of beauty taste and accomplishment a standard that the second wife can never hope to reachThe second wife becomes and haunted by this paragon Rebecca even though there are clues in the things Maxim his sister and others say and don t say that maybe there was to Rebecca s character than the second wife realizesI found it fascinating how du Maurier tells you the end in the beginning in such a way that it doesn t spoil the story at all but adds to the underlying tension and sense of oppression The second Mrs de Winter thinks they are contented and perhaps they are but they are deeply damaged as well living a sort of half life Mrs Danvers is uite the character one wonders how much her presence in Rebecca s childhood influenced the person Rebecca became And Rebecca herself well without getting into spoiler territory she has an amazing presence in this novel for someone who s dead before it even startsI have to say that the second Mrs de Winter s paralyzing lack of self confidence and her gaucherie even though integral to the plot was really irksome to me at first Every time she d start off into another daydream which she did All The Time imagining conversations and events out of whole cloth I would mentally roll my eyes at her But once I realized that this is not to be read as a romance novel really the relationship here is pretty unhealthy on both sides I was free to appreciate the characters shortcomings instead of being frustrated by them and to see how those shortcomings and their past experiences combine to bring them together but pull them apart at the same time It s a fascinating psychological studyMy rating has gone from 3 to 4 to 5 stars It s a book that has really stuck with me Between the well drawn seriously flawed characters the brooding atmosphere with a feeling that disaster is just waiting for the right moment to strike and the great plot twists Rebecca is deservedly a classic in its genre Initial commentsI read Rebecca maybe 15 years ago and didn t really care for it back then I m not entirely sure now of the reasons why but I think it may have been that I was expecting of a romance with some nice happy feels at the end So now that my expectations have been adjusted we re going to give this another shot

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Daphne du Maurier ò 8 characters Free read ¸ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ò Daphne du Maurier characters Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Udden 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 re. 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 42 Ratings like that SPEAK It s not a hype eitherRebecca 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 house alone in the walled garden A rose was one of the few flowers he said that looked better pit them growing A bowl of roses in the drawing room had a depth of color and a cent they had not processed in the open There is something rather blowzy about roses in full bloom something shallow and raucous like women with and untidy hair In the house they became mysterious and subtle I loved it I loved it I loved it It s TIMELESSwith richness than many new release books of this genre Special thanks to Jean Sara and Candy and to many other Goodreads friends who read this before me REBECCA is a novel once read we can never forget I m definitely a new fan of author Daphne Du Maurer Scapegoat was also phenomenal PS I need to run out but I must come back and start reading other REBECCA reviews I read the last 80% in one sitting I m spent I must go offlinebut I ll be back for discussions etc Happy weekend to this lovely community