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    [free] Rebecca By Daphne du Maurier ✓ 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 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

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Ybody by the name of Mrs Van Hopper could be called a promising prospect So when the handsome mysterious and wealthy Maxim de Winter seems to take an interest and offers a much enticing alternative that of being his wife what is a girl to do but accept The honeymoon at an end the newly married couple returns to Manderley Max de Winter s estate Manderley itself is a major character in this novel I could sense it almost as a living breathing entity the descriptions of this magnificent place were so masterfully crafted I felt as if I were sitting right there with Mrs de Winter as she approached Manderley for the first time Suddenly I saw a clearing in the dark drive ahead and a patch of sky and in a moment the dark trees had thinned the nameless shrubs had disappeared and on either side of us was a wall of colour blood red reaching far above our heads We were amongst the rhododendrons There was something bewildering even shocking about the suddenness of their discovery The woods had not prepared me for them They startled me with their crimson faces massed one upon the other in incredible profusion showing no leaf no twig nothing but the slaughterous red luscious and fantastic unlike any rhododendron plant I had seen before these were monsters rearing to the sky massed like a battalion too beautiful I thought too powerful they were not plants at all Rhododendrons Red Rebecca She is everywhere The second Mrs de Winter the only name by which she will ever be identified had not expected the ceaseless competition from the deceased first Mrs de winter Rebecca Rebecca with a capital R written with such confidence a confidence that even transcends death She lingers in the morning room she lurks in the gallery she tarries in the cottage by the beach But most of all Rebecca dwells within the minds of everyone living in the West Country along the rugged coast of England Max de Winter becomes a brooding and aloof husband once back within the clutches of Manderley and Rebecca s memory The new Mrs de Winter is tormented by her own fantasies of this formidable adversary Since the novel is cleverly written from the perspective of this na ve oung woman the reader becomes intimate with the psychological turmoil she endures She is also subject to the criticism and malice of the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers Mrs Danvers worshiped Rebecca during her life and continues to do so even after her death I absolutely loved to hate this dark and intimidating woman Once I glanced up at her and once I met her eyes dark and somber in that white face of hers instilling into me I knew not why a strange feeling of disuiet of foreboding I tried to smile and could not I found myself held by those eyes that had no light no flicker of sympathy towards meEvery single character is drawn skillfully and comes to life within the pages of this book The tension builds and one cannot help becoming entangled with the suspenseful buildup of events leading to the climax I was transported to another time and place and was perfectly mesmerized I can t say much without getting into spoiler territory if Professional Active Server Pages 2.0 (Professional) you have notet read this masterpiece Just grab a copy soon and experience this one please This is the best of the best and is going on that very special bookshelf at home I wondered how many people there were in the world who suffered and continued to suffer because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth This was what I had done I had built up false pictures in my mind and sat before them I had never had the courage to demand the truth 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 if the new Netflix adaptation will do the book justiceThis was an amazing reread I only wish I could experience this reading it for the first time again Original reviewThis story was so enthralling and unputdownable that it deserves much than five stars Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again one of the famous 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 pastThis was gripping from start to finish You find Douze nouvelles contemporaines: Regards sur le monde yourself so drawn into our unnamed narrator her emotions her turbulences thatou 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 Niemand houdt mij tegen : een avontuur in de 22ste eeuw you into its web thatou too are caught up in the lives of those at Manderley It is fascinating to go on this journey with the narrator as she develops in to her own character and self identity I found that she was naive Comment Wang-F fut sauv yet strong self doubtinget brave Even in times when she thinks she is at her weakest she is still fierce and raises up to face the challenge even if it takes some timeAt first our unnamed heroine is the lowly companion of the snobbish Mrs Van Hopper On a trip to the south of France she meets Max de Winter a handsome and mysterious widower whereupon she spends her days with him It is clear she is enamoured by him I remember laughing aloud and the laughing carried by the wind from me and looking at him I realised he laughed no longer he was once silent and detached the man of esterday wrapped in his secret self he is a multifaceted character a mystery to be solved she is drawn to him and uickly falls in loveOur unnamed narrator Has A Bleak Future Until a bleak future until proposal of marriage from Max takes her by surprise You don t understand I m not the sort of person men marryFrom here she is whisked away to the brooding Manderley a place so overbearing and different from our narrators upbringing that there is a sharp contrast between the two Upon their arrival at Manderley the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man In Manderley the narrator uncovers and unravels about the beautiful Rebecca Max s dead wife Rebecca s memory is kept alive by Mrs Danvers the housekeeper with reminders throughout Manderley of Rebecca s never ending and never forgotten presence Rebecca is described as beautiful intelligent outspoken And Confident Everything That confident everything that narrator is not Rebecca is almost a magical creature a goddess something forbidden that the narrator is unbearably tempted to find out obsessive and jealous of this woman She feeds her paranoia by imagining scenarios of what others must think of her as the new Mrs de Winter how little and worthless they must say she is in comparison to Rebecca She s so different from RebeccaThrough the course of the book the narrator confirms to herself that she does not fit in with her new expected lifestyle she makes friends with the house maid and often does things alone something which conflicts with the convention of how the wife friends with the house maid and often does things alone something which conflicts with the convention of how the wife Mr de Winter should behave This further fuels our narrators feelings of being an outcast self doubt and anxiety I had not the pride I had not the guts I was badly bredThe book details clearly Mrs Danvers obsession and affection for Rebecca When Rebecca died she is devastated and angry at Max s behaviour She sets out to reinforce Rebecca s memory to the staff to Max and to the new Mrs de Winter through cold and manipulative ways Mrs Danvers would be described as the villain of this novel with her eyes dark and sombre in that white face of hers It is clear from the start that Mrs Danvers does not like the new Mrs De Winter and is cruel The expression on her face loathsome triumphantThe face of an exulting devil She stood theresmiling at meThrough these cruel interactions with Mrs Danvers the loneliness the self doubt and Max s cold hearted behaviour our narrator faces something that no one in love wants to face or admit to We re not meant for happiness ou and IThis book was so brilliantly fleshed out Daphne Du Maurier does a brilliant job at describing the characters their emotions their body movements their tone of voice that these characters are so life like and real I absolutely loved some of the secondary characters in this book Mr Crawley the faithful companion to Max de Winter a true gentleman and friend to our narrator and the loveable Ben the simple minded man that stays on the beach who is much perceptive than anyone gives him credit for These characters were so well thought out and planned and were interwoven into the plot magnificentlyIn addition the description of Manderley was so well done from the Happy Valley of flowers to the cold steel grey sea Oriental Magic you feltourself immersed in the settings so wonderfully described that ou could almost touch themOverall this book is so much than a gothic romance It covers scandal lies love the other woman jealousy and self identity A very highly enjoyable read that I wish I could turn back time so that I could experience the book as a first time read all over agai. 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. 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 ears 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 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 un 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 Transition nergetique - ces vrits qui drangent ! you are like meou linger over the vowels and consonants of Manderley and with Menabilly CES GLUCIDES QUI MENACENT NOTRE CERVEAU you just want it offour tongue as uickly as possible Daphne du Maurier on the staircase at MenabillyThe narrator a Convaincre en moins de 2 minutes 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 impressionableoung lady off her feet pries her loose from the services of Mrs Van Hoppers and marries her He is distant moody and Ce qu'il reste de nous yet charming like a father he is 42 than a husband but ouroung 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 M This is it THE delicious curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book THE windowsill on a rainy day with Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 8 your pet book THE stay up all night book A chill goes downour spine but in a good way while reading it It is a masterpiece of gothic literature the inheritor of the tradition of 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 taleWhat 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 taleIn Rebecca the man is the haunted moody Maxim de Winter who has married a never named oung woman a naive paid companion whom he has met during a recent stay in Monte Carlo The two return to Maxim s ancestral estate of Manderley but the new wife soon finds the old house and grounds as well as the mind of her increasingly melancholy husband dominated by the spirit of Rebecca his dead first wife The author s simplifying genius resides in the fact that in Rebecca the spirit of the dead woman animates the house and the landscape and obsesses the man Conseuently every attempt of the new Mrs de Winter the narrator to adjust to the house and staff including the daunting housekeeper Mrs Danvers to explore the house and grounds or to comprehend the past events that interfere with her present happiness are part the past events that interfere with her present happiness are part the novel s central struggle and its secret history The second Mrs de Winter s descriptions may be nuanced and leisurely occasionally painful in their innocence but every encounter each exploration brings us closer to the heart of the mystery of Rebecca and Manderley tooBeside the exemplary construction of the narrative the other things I liked most about the book were the detailed descriptions of Manderley the lingering power of the first two chapters the only two set in the present and the intriguingly ambiguous fate of the narrator of the novel the second Mrs de Winter the woman with no nameOne of the guilty pleasures of a good gothic is the description of a magnificent old house so precise and rich in detail that ou can fantasize about how delightful or how scary living in such a mansion might be Manderly is a place that comes alive for the reader and it is particularly pleasant to have it described to us by a person who is experiencing it and attempting to master it for the first timeThe first chapter is justly famous for the narrator s account of a dream in which she returns to the now ruined Manderley estate Its description of overgrown nature reclaiming the martyred grandeur of Manderley is an expertly executed mood piece inaugurating the narrative as effectively as any opening passage in literature I do not exclude my favorites the first scene of Hamlet the first chapter of Bleak House and the description of the Sternwood mansion in the first pages of The Big Sleep Personally though I find the second chapter of the book even interesting It describes Maxim and the narrator who now calls the two of them happy as they live their life on the continent in a series of hotels But something about our narrator s description strikes me as inexpressibly sad the two of them sound to me like an affluent aging couple frittering their final ears away on superficial pleasures and trivial pastimes Yet the wife the woman who is telling us this we find out later is now barely in her thirties Could this indeed be happiness This uestion continued to haunt me throughout my reading of the book and even now affects my shifting impressions of its themesI ask myself weeks after finishing this novel what is the narrator s fate Has she achieved a certain degree of happiness however modest having triumphed over the dominating Rebecca having gained the haunted Maxim for her own Has she merely accepted the dominating Rebecca having gained the haunted Maxim for her own Has she merely accepted empty social forms and dull routine that Rebecca whatever her sins might have been was fighting so furiously against Or is she happy the interpretation I currently flirt with because she in her passive aggressive way dominates Maxim in his reduced state thoroughly than Rebecca ever could Even so isn t such happiness inferior to the promise she once showed briefly when she believed she could still be mistress of Manderley after Rebecca s ghost had been exorcised before she learned their world had burned downI don t know the answers to these uestions and I must say I like it that way For me at least the novel will always be haunted by ambiguities and that is a good thing It is one of the reasons I find Rebecca such a rich rewarding work 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 uintessential piece of classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number of ears 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 MaurierThe unnamed narrator is an inexperienced and insecure oung woman with not much of a future to speak of unless becoming a companion to an overbearing bus. 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. ,


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 es Did I also loathe this book At times Dressage conjugal yes It s made deciding on a rating a much daunting 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 whenou pair this with a hauntingly gothic setting Magic Nature had come into her own again and little by little in her stealthy insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long tenacious fingers What ruined this for me were the attitudes and the actions of those depicted within it I m not one of those readers that have to love characters to enjoy a story or appreciate its message There have been uite a few instances where I ve rated a book highly even when I hated every single person in it That s because while I didn t necessarily agree with what they were doing or their thought processes I understood them on some level Sadly this is not the case with Rebecca The female lead who is also the narrator is left without a name throughout Upon reading the afterward I m wondering if that s because it would have been all too obvious if the author had named her Daphne She is the very definition of a Mary Sue taking almost entirely after the person who created her But for the sake of this review let s call the MC Not Cory I think it has a catchy ring to it It s also fitting as she is the complete and total opposite of me in almost every way imaginable When the book opens Not Cory is reflecting on her life and the remaining pages focus on the events she s reliving It all begins in Monte Carlo with her as the companion to a tactless and garish woman of means A chance encounter has her bumping into a wealthy Englishman named Maxim de Winter a man twenty Leyna Book 1 years her senior and recently widowed What follows is a whirlwind courtship set against the backdrop of the south of France Sounds lovely doesn t it Er not so much This part of the book served as nothing than a reminder of how foolish first love can make us My hat is off to Du Maurier for her flawless portrayal of this time in our lives whenour future is spread out in front of Le Druidisme au quotidien you and allour fantasies still seem tangible What made it that much difficult to read was the MC Not Cory is a dreamer she lives largely inside of her head and the smallest thing from her companion choosing to host a cocktail party to the rising of the sun can send her mind spinning as she plays out the infinite conseuences of these things This tendency becomes obsessive when Maxim enters the picture Where she is both immature and na ve he is complicated and divided Her happiness becomes dependent on his smiles her misery decided by a harsh word Thanks to their age difference he s forgotten what this is like how raw and all consuming first love can be and he s careless with her feelings because of it He takes complete advantage of her throughout and I hated him almost from the point of his introduction The singular reason that he s even attracted to her at all is because view spoilershe is the antithesis of his late wife hide spoiler 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 mentioningThe 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 Ravens, Tome 4: SylveLarme 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 greatThe characters each character plays their part very well Because of the nature of the plotou may not uite ever be sure who some of them really are and perhaps De Karakoliërs you will be left to make some judgements onour own Also this book has two characters that are the essence of love 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 Manderley and I had a much successful visit this time around as compared to the first time I read this book several Le Tricot Poche Pour les Nuls 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 aoung 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 ou 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 deeply damaged as well a sort of half life Mrs Danvers
Is Uite The Character One 
uite the character one how much #HER PRESENCE IN REBECCA S CHILDHOOD #presence in Rebecca s childhood 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. 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

SUMMARY Rebecca By Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca By Daphne du Maurier