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mobi ✓ doc Rebecca AUTHOR Daphne du Maurier 9780895776273 Free ¼ Daphne du Maurier ☆ This is the chilling classic of a girl haunted by her own imagination and by the ghost of Rebecca de Winter After honeymooning in Italy the dashing Max de Winter returns with his innocent young brIth his innocent young bride to Manderley the beautiful family estate in Cornwall Yet the former mistress' disturbing presence lingers throughout the house Du Maurier's sh 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 young 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 of 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 you 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 d

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Y heroine is tortured by constant comparisons to the glittering socialite who was her precedessor and she is heading towards tragedy and despair when Rebecca herself appea Bump Bump Bump Yes I’m hitting my thick head to the wall for waiting for so long to read this masterpiece Two weeks ago I was so determined to start this book but then I decided I wasn’t mentally prepared to read something so intense So I read a few romance fantasy books But last night as my husband was watching reruns of sport shows and my besties kept sending me texts to suggest me watch Massimo’s 365 days long adventures on Netflix I moved to the bedroomclosing the curtains opening a bottle of Cabernet I wanted to take my time and enjoy every second of it But eventually I couldn’t take my time The book was so good and I kept reading till 5 am ignoring my husband’s snores listening the chants of partying neighbors who were having“say goodbye to social distancing” theme party idiots And I have to admit the snoring sounds my husband made fitted so well with the gothic and eerie story rhythm I fell off from the bed several times and screamed The husband dearest murmured game scores at his sleep So as you may imagine I had a memorable reading experience OverallSome books are well deserved to be known as classics This book truly deserves to be read several times because of its layered well crafted characters slow high tension build the ominous breathtaking gothic atmosphere of Manderley Most of you may know the story you might have seen Hitchcock’s adaptation which has some differences with the book like age of housekeeper Mrs Danvers and Max De Vinter’s involvement with his first wife’s Rebacca’s deathHis second wife Mrs De Winter I really wonder her first name shy introvert lady steps into Manderley her new home sweet home is introduced to their intimidating housekeeper But lately she understands she is just the other woman because Rebecca’s soul already conuered the house and her husband is still in love with his ex wife Could she be killed and will she share the same destiny?Yes it will keep you in your toes and you will flip the pages as you wrap yourself up in your blanket tighter I did exactly the sameto stop your uncontrollable shivering but you cannot put it down because the masochistic part of your brain forces you to face your fears and learn what’s gonna happen nextI think this book already captivated a shiny place at my all time favorite top ten books list I will change the name into top 100 because I keep adding booksI’m returning to hit my head to the wall I earned my punishment I shouldn’t wait for reading it so longbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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Rebecca AUTHOR Daphne du MauriThis is the chilling classic of a girl haunted by her own imagination and by the ghost of Rebecca de Winter After honeymooning in Italy the dashing Max de Winter returns w ”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