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Rebecca Author Daphne du Maurier Read & Download ê 105 ↠ 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 bride to Manderley the beautiful family estate in Cornwall Yet the former miThis 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. 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 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 when you 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 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 when your future is spread out in front of you and all your 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 naïve 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

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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 destinyYes 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 MauriIth 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 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 years 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 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