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ASGAROON - Weltenbrand pY 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 ghostlyresence of Rebecca even to the oint of reserving her room and No Peace for the Damned 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 Danverslayed by Judith Anderson and Mrs de Winter The Darfsteller And Other Stories 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 hauntingresence 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 More Bitter Than Death 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 ofossibly du Maurier s most famous character creation show up in Stephen King s Bag of Bones when Mrs Danvers is Vom schwarzen Revier zur neuen Welt: gesammelte Gedichte 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 muchleasure 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 icked than growing A bowl of roses in a drawing room had a depth of colour and scent they had not ossessed 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 The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family 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 thelot If you like gothic romance with your cup of Earl Grey you will find this This has to be one of the best and most complete books I have ever read Each element Shadows in a Timeless Myth plot characters twists suspense climax all of iterfect If I had one criticism it might be a slightly slow start but with the awesome C++ Primer payoff that is hardly worth mentioningThelot I have to be honest I judged a book by its cover and title I thought okay Rebecca an elegant woman a curly font robably another cheesy classic romance I ll read it because it is one 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 th Oh how I wish I could rewind the ast month and start all over again Then I could ick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once as if for the first time Truth be told this wasn t my first time Reading This Uintessential Piece this iece classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number of years that have assed 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 young woman with not much of a future to speak of unless becoming A COMPANION TO AN OVERBEARING BUSYBODY BY THE NAME companion to an overbearing busybody by the name Mrs Van Hopper could be called a romising rospect 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 lace 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 atch 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 repared me for them They startled me with their crimson faces massed one upon the other in incredible rofusion showing no leaf no twig nothing but the slaughterous red luscious and fantastic unlike any rhododendron lant I had seen before these were monsters rearing to the sky massed like a battalion too beautiful I thought too All Lost Things powerful they were notlants 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 erspective of this na ve young woman the reader becomes intimate with the sychological 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 One Man's Justice 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 andlace and was A Little Hotel On The Side perfectly mesmerized I can t say much without getting into spoiler territory if you have not yet read this masterpiece Just grab a copy soon and experience this onelease This is the best of the best and is going on that very special bookshelf at home I wondered how many Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman 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 falseictures in my mind and sat before them I had never had the courage to demand the truth 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 na ve 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 and after the wedding and honeymoon accompanies him to his mansion in Cornwall the beautiful estate Manderley 1974 1369 454 9645529093 1378 20 512 1342 1390 431 1389 1392 582 1392 527 02061399. Alizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave. Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierEd 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 The Magnanimous Heart 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 flawlessortrayal 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 arty to the rising of the sun can send her mind spinning as she lays out the infinite conseuences of these things This tendency becomes obsessive when Maxim enters the Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks 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 theoint 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 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 ower 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 aid 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 One Day in December past events that interfere with herresent happiness are Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts part of the novel s central struggle and its secret history The second Mrs de Winter s descriptions may be nuanced and leisurely occasionallyainful 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 ower of the first two chapters the only two set in the resent and the intriguingly ambiguous fate of the narrator of the novel the second Mrs de Winter the woman with no nameOne of the guilty Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra pleasures of a good gothic is the description of a magnificent old house sorecise and rich in detail that you can fantasize about how delightful or how scary living in such a mansion might be Manderly is a Out of the Box place that comes alive for the reader and it isarticularly The First Secret of Edwin Hoff pleasant to have it described to us by aerson 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 iece inaugurating the narrative as effectively as any opening assage 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 ages 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 leasures and trivial astimes 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 triumphed over the dominating Rebecca 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 so furiously against Or is she the interpretation I currently flirt with because she in her assive aggressive way dominates Maxim in his reduced state thoroughly than Rebecca ever could Even so isn t such happiness inferior to the Under Lock and Key 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 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 asychological 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 ast is still close to us The things we have tried to forget and ut behind us would stir again and that sense of fear of furtive unrest struggling at length to blind unreasoning Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II panic now mercifully stilled thank God might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had beforeThe narrator a young andainfully self conscious girl is a Something Wicked 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 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 toeople 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 Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover place called Manderley Daphne du Maurier leased alace 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 Freud and His Followers 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 feetries 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 Pjesme 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 arominent 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 retty she can not compete with the legendary Rebecca de Winter and her haunting beaut. Udden roposal 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.

review Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This is it THE delicious curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book THE windowsill on a rainy day with your et book THE stay up all night book A chill goes down your spine but in a good way while reading it It is a masterpiece of gothic literature the inheritor of the tradition of novels like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre I d call it the 20th Century Jane Eyre actually with a modernist twist It is written so that the characters and events come to seem uite believable in the context even while they slowly make the hairs on the back of your necks stand on end Whether you re generally a fan of mystery romance or thrillers this book is uite simply a delicious read 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 riority 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 arts Nacht 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 betterit them growing A bowl of roses in the drawing room had a depth of color and a cent they had not rocessed 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 henomenal 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 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 astThis was gripping from start to finish You find yourself so drawn into our unnamed narrator her emotions her turbulences that you feel everything she experiences throughout the book Reading this book I felt anger dread in the it of my stomach grief that was almost heartbreaking the butterflies of love and fun enjoyment The book ensnares you into its web that you 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 yet strong self doubting yet 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 yesterday 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 The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together proposal of marriage from Max takes her by surprise You don t understand I m not the sort oferson men marryFrom here she is whisked away to the brooding Manderley a Curse of Rocky Colavito 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 forgottenresence Rebecca is described As Beautiful Intelligent Outspoken And beautiful intelligent outspoken and everything that our 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 aranoia 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 Of the wife of de Winter should behave This further fuels our narrators feelings of being an outcast self doubt and anxiety I had not the ride 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 you 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 erceptive than anyone gives him credit for These characters were so well thought out and lanned and were interwoven into the lot magnificentlyIn addition the description of Manderley was so well done from the Happy Valley of flowers to the cold steel grey sea you felt yourself immersed in the settings so wonderfully described that you 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 again 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 rose 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 air 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 erson in it That s because while I didn t necessarily agree with what they were doing or their thought Sons of Brahma 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 theerson 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 ages 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 nam. 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