Rebecca

Rebecca

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 sudden 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 realizes how large a shadow his late...

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Title:Rebecca
Author:Daphne du Maurier
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ISBN:0316323705
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:393 pages

Rebecca Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jun 18, 2007
    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 pet 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 traditio...
  • Madeline
    Sep 09, 2007
    "I dreamt I went to Manderley again."Rebecca is the story of a young woman (her first name is never given) who marries wealthy Maxim de Winter, mostly to escape her life as a companion to a rich American woman. She moves with her new husband to his estate, Manderly, where she learns about her husban...
  • Arlene Sanders
    May 29, 2008
    HERE IS MY HEART...REBECCA is my favorite book of all time -- bar none.The opening line is famous, but I didn’t know that the first time I read it (I was about 14). I just remember that the magic began with that first line:Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderly again....The girl is young, clum...
  • Tatiana
    Jun 09, 2009
    Books like Rebecca remind me from time to time what quality literature really is. Sometimes I forget, buried under stacks of entertaining but often poorly written popular fiction. At first, Rebecca is very reminiscent of another favorite book of mine - Jane Eyre. The main character is a young, innoc...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jan 16, 2013
    ”Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again".This is one of the more 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...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Mar 08, 2013
    Manderley and I had a much more 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 arti...
  • Navessa
    Mar 28, 2014
    Well…this 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 more daunting task than I normally face. Af...
  • Candi
    Nov 08, 2016
    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 more as if for the first time. Truth be told, this wasn’t actually my first time reading this quintessential piece of classic gothic literature. Howeve...
  • Elyse
    Feb 24, 2017
    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 ove...
  • Bill  Kerwin
    Oct 04, 2016
    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...