Classic! Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

by HRevvdon@evpl on Tuesday, May 19 2009, 1:25pm. Viewed 1,064 times.

About once every year, sometimes less, I have to read the book, listen to the audio book, or watch the movie.  Rebecca (1938) by Dame Daphne du Maurier is one of my all-time favorite books.  I have not read one of her books that I have not loved and read at least once.  EVPL has Rebecca in print, large print, audio, and downloadable!  The artwork to the left is from the audio, because I didn't care for the artwork from the jacket cover.  EVPL also has the dvd of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca by David O. Selznick.

Rebecca and the characters are classic 1930 suspense.  "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." (pg. 1)  The famous, oft repeated line starts the reader down the journey of a meek and shy young woman who falls in love with a handsome, rich man; she remains known only as the 2nd Mrs. de Winter.  She is shocked when he asks her to marry him and move to him home - Manderley.  She soon finds that her rival is the dead 1st Mrs. de Winter and the dark and dangerous housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.  The book twists and turns from Monte Carlo to Cornwall, with evil characters, funny characters, and murder!

If you have not read a Daphne du Maurier novel - you must, even non-mystery/suspense readers will enjoy the writing.




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