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Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai oTime she d startff into another daydream which she did All The Time imagining conversations and events The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim outf whole cloth I would mentally roll my eyes at her But nce I realized that this is not to be read as a romance novel really the relationship here is pretty unhealthy n both sides I was free to appreciate the characters shortcomings instead f being frustrated by them and to see how those shortcomings and their past experiences combine to bring them together but pull them apart at the same time It s a fascinating psychological studyMy rating has gone from 3 to 4 to 5 stars It s a book that has really stuck with me Between the well drawn seriously flawed characters the brooding atmosphere with a feeling that disaster is just waiting for the right moment to strike and the great plot twists Rebecca is deservedly a classic in its genre Initial commentsI read Rebecca maybe 15 years ago and didn t really care for it back then I m not entirely sure now f the reasons why but I think it may have been that I was expecting Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of a romance with some nice happy feels at the end So now that my expectations have been adjusted we re going to give this another shot Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley againThis isne One More Lie 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 bookr seen the excellent movie by Alfred Hitchcock might have a glimmer Relentless (In Too Deep of recognition at the mentionf a place called Manderley Daphne du Maurier leased a place called Menabilly which This has to be Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze onef the best and most complete books I have ever read Each element plot characters twists suspense climax all Cracking the Coding Interview of it perfect If I hadne criticism it might be a slightly slow start but with the awesome payoff that is hardly worth mentioningThe plot I have to be honest I judged a book by its cover and title I thought kay Rebecca an elegant woman a curly font probably another cheesy classic romance I ll read it because it is ne 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 this story and it is greatThe characters each character plays their part very well Because Gravity Is the Thing of the naturef the plot you may not uite ever be sure who some Contract Law Directions of them really are and perhaps you will be left to make some judgementsn your Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie own Also this book has two characters that are the essencef love to hate Remarkables one because they are a total a hole and thether because they are creepy as hell I don t know what it is but I Citizen Outlaw often feel like authors freuently have a hard time getting easily hateable characters right That is far from the case here they are perfectSuspense and Mystery I will keep this short to avoid spoilers This book has about 7 big climaxesrevelations Every second between those will have youn the edge A Pimps Life of your seat Others will catch you completelyff guard I can guarantee you will catch yourself holding your breathSo in summary I loved it It was great Read it Don t be like me and think meh a classic named Rebecca probably boring It is not It is awesome Oh how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all Gigolos Get Lonely Too over again Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novelnce as if for the first time Truth be told this wasn t actually my first time reading this uintessential piece f classic gothic literature However I am ashamed to say that the number f years that have passed between my first reading and this recent Temptation (The Hunted one combined with what I like to call a lingering casef 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 f the remarkably talented Daphne du MaurierThe unnamed narrator is an inexperienced and insecure young woman with not much f a future to speak Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl of unless becoming a companion to anverbearing busybody by the name f Mrs Van Hopper could be called a promising prospect So when the handsome mysterious and wealthy Maxim de Winter seems to take an interest and ffers a much enticing alternative that f being his wife what is a girl to do but accept The honeymoon at an end the newly married couple returns to Manderley Max do but accept The honeymoon at an end the newly married couple returns to Manderley Max Winter s estate Manderley itself is a major character in this novel I could sense it almost as a living breathing entity the descriptions f this magnificent place 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 patch Feminized Sissy Justice, A Forced Feminization Sissy Story of sky and in a moment the dark trees had thinned the nameless shrubs had disappeared andn either side Everlost (Skinjacker, of us was a wallf colour blood red reaching far above The Lennon Prophecy our heads We were amongst the rhododendrons There was something bewildering even shocking about the suddennessf their discovery The woods had not prepared me for them They startled me with their crimson faces massed Japonia w sześciu smakach one upon thether in incredible profusion showing no leaf no twig nothing but the slaughterous red luscious and fantastic unlike any rhododendron plant I had seen before these were monsters rearing to the sky massed like a battalion too beautiful I thought too powerful they were not plants at all Rhododendrons Red Rebecca She is everywhere The second Mrs de Winter the Aqidah Islam 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 mostf all Rebecca dwells within the minds Tank! of everyone living in the West Country along the rugged coastf England Max de Winter becomes a brooding and aloof husband Geek Feminist Revolution once back within the clutchesf Manderley and Rebecca s memory The new Mrs de Winter is tormented by her Lucky Luciano own fantasiesf this formidable adversary Since the novel is cleverly written from the perspective A Reader& of this na ve young woman the reader becomes intimate with the psychological turmoil she endures She is also subject to the criticism and malicef the #sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers Mrs Danvers worshiped Rebecca during her life and continues to do so even after her # housekeeper Mrs Danvers Mrs Danvers worshiped Rebecca during her life and continues to do so even after her I absolutely loved to hate this dark and intimidating woman Once I glanced up at her and The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness once I met her eyes dark and somber in that white facef hers instilling into me I knew not why a strange feeling Churchill of disuietf foreboding I tried to smile and could not I found myself held by those eyes that had no light no flicker Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of sympathy towards meEvery single character is drawn skillfully and comes to life within the pagesf this book The tension builds and Jean-Paul Sartre one cannot help becoming entangled with the suspenseful buildupf events leading to the climax I was transported to another time and place and was 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 ne please This is the best f the best and is going n that very special bookshelf at home I wondered how many people there were in the World Who Suffered And Continued To Suffer Because They Could who suffered and continued to suffer because they could break ut from their How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper own webf shyness and reserve and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, of them that hid the truth This was what I had done I had built up false pictures 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 womann holiday in Monte Carlo the unnamed narrator a na ve young woman in her early 20s becomes acuainted with a wealthy Englishm. Udden proposal Bambi and Me of marriage Orphaned and working as a lady's maid she can barely believe her luck It isnly when they arrive at his massive country estate that she re. Wellthis is awkward So most Pocahontas 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 decidingn a rating a much daunting task than I normally face After reflecting Bala Santa 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 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 andrganized these six elements refining the narrative concentrating the mythic and enriching the ambiguity Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of her taleWhat du Maurier understood is that the heartf the romantic gothic is the struggle between two women Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack one waking up to a new life andne 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 The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, 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 estatef Manderley but the new wife soon finds the Wolfsong old house and grounds as well as the mindf her increasingly melancholy husband dominated by the spirit Ultimate Memory Book of Rebecca his dead first wife The author s simplifying genius resides in the fact that in Rebecca the spiritf the dead woman animates the house and the landscape and Pelnrušķis un trollis obsesses the man Conseuently every attemptf 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 Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) or to comprehend the past events that interfere with her present happiness are partf the novel s central struggle and its secret history The second Mrs de Winter s descriptions may be nuanced and leisurely O Mistério do Infante Santo occasionally painful in their innocence but every encounter each exploration brings us closer to the heartf the mystery Disgrace (Department Q, of Rebecca and Manderley tooBeside the exemplary constructionf the narrative the Monsoon other things I liked most about the book were the detailed descriptionsf Manderley the lingering power Slice by Slice of the first two chapters thenly two set in the present and the intriguingly ambiguous fate Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) of the narratorf the novel the second Mrs de Winter the woman with no nameOne Ice Maiden of the guilty pleasuresf a good gothic is the description Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of a magnificentld house so precise and rich in detail that you can fantasize about how delightful Seducing the Heiress 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 accountf a dream in which she returns to the now ruined Manderley estate Its description And Cowboy Makes Three ofvergrown nature reclaiming the martyred grandeur Teasing Her SEAL of Manderley is an expertly executed mood piece inaugurating the narrative as effectively as anypening passage in literature I do not exclude my favorites the first scene Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of Hamlet the first chapterf Bleak House and the description A Valentines Wish of the Sternwood mansion in the first pagesf The Big Sleep Personally though I find the second chapter Paixão Sem Disfarce of the book even interesting It describes Maxim and the narrator who now calls the twof them happy as they live their life Rain on the continent in a seriesf hotels But something about In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover our narrator s description strikes me as inexpressibly sad the twof them sound to me like an affluent aging couple frittering their final years away I Met Someone on superficial pleasures and trivial pastimes Yet the wife the woman who is telling us this we findut later is now barely in her thirties Could this indeed be happiness This uestion continued to haunt me throughout my reading Quantum (Captain Chase of the book and even now affects my shifting impressionsf its themesI ask myself weeks after finishing this novel what is the narrator s fate has she achieved a certain degree f happiness she achieved a certain degree f happiness modest having triumphed ver the dominating Rebecca having gained the haunted Maxim for her wn 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 Light, Gesture, and Color once showed briefly when she believed she could still be mistressf 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 Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault onef 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 a psychological 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 past is still close to us The things we have tried to forget and put behind us would stir again and that sense Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) of fearf furtive unrest struggling at length to blind unreasoning panic now mercifully stilled thank God might in some manner unforeseen become a living companion as it had beforeThe narrator a young and painfully self conscious girl is a 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 Canada our heroine s lackf status and social graces Maxim begins spending time with her and soon asks her to marry him Desperately in love with him she does so despite the vast differences in their ages wealth status just about everything And despite his freuent rudeness and mockery f herAfter a too brief honeymoon they return to England and Maxim s lovely country estate Manderley presided ver by the skeletal housekeeper Mrs Danvers who instantly takes a dislike to the new Mrs de Winter Mrs Danvers does her best to undercut the main character s lack Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of confidence in every way possible but mostly by holding up Maxim s first wife Rebecca as an impossibly high standardf beauty taste and accomplishment a standard that the second wife can never hope to reachThe second wife becomes and haunted by this paragon Rebecca even though there are clues in the things Maxim His Sister And Others sister and thers and don t say that maybe there was to Rebecca s character than the second wife realizesI found it fascinating how du Maurier tells you the end in the beginning in such a way that it doesn t spoil the story at all but adds to the underlying tension and sense of ppression The second Mrs de Winter thinks they are contented and perhaps they are but they are deeply oppression The second Mrs de Winter thinks they are contented and perhaps they are but they are deeply as well living a sort What You Owe Me of half life Mrs Danvers is uite the characterne wonders how much her presence in Rebecca s childhood influenced the person Rebecca became And Rebecca herself well without getting into spoiler territory she has an amazing presence in this novel for someone who s dead before it even startsI have to say that the second Mrs de Winter s paralyzing lack Buffalo Woman Comes Singing of self confidence and her gaucherie even though integral to the plot was really irksome to me at first Every. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again The novel begins in Monte Carlo whereur heroine is swept ff her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his An George Fortescue Maximilian Maxim de Winter a 42 year ld widower After a fortnight The Last Great Revolution 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 This is it THE delicious curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book THE windowsilln 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 f gothic literature the inheritor f the tradition Blind Spots 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 hairsn the back A Boy and A Bear in a Boat of your necks standn end Whether you re generally a fan SOS of mystery romancer 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 priority I had Rebecca downloaded St. Johns Wort on my Kindle since 2014 How foolish I was to wait There are 313 907 ratings and 13 947 reviewsn Goodreads with an The Roman Family overall ratingf 42 Ratings like that SPEAK It s not a hype eitherRebecca is the most enduring classic Hirvenmetsästäjä of Love and Evil I ve ever read Mystery gothic thriller drama secrets crime suspense some parts 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 wasne Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends of the few flowers he said that looked better pit them growing A bowlf roses in the drawing room had a depth A Christmas Miscellany of color and a cent they had not processed in thepen 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 Too Bad to Die of this genre Special thanks to Jean Sara and Candy and to manyther Goodreads friends who read this before me REBECCA is a novel OXENBOXEN once read we can never forget I m definitely a new fanf author Daphne Du Maurer Scapegoat was also phenomenal PS I need to run Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) out but I must come back and start readingther REBECCA reviews I read the last 80% in Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, one sitting I m spent I must gofflinebut 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 Oh! Calcutta of Rebecca I love the Alfred Hitchcockne so I am weary Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of if the new Netflix adaptation will do the book justiceThis was an amazing reread Inly 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 The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, onef the famous first lines from literature This book follows Reasoning and the Logic of Things our unnamed heroine as she travels from Monte Carlo to Manderley and immerses herself in the livesf Maxim de Winter and the ghosts from his pastThis was gripping from start to finish You find yourself so drawn into The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange 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 pitf my stomach grief that was almost heartbreaking the butterflies The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of love and fun enjoyment The book ensnares you into its web that you too are caught up in the livesf those at Manderley It is fascinating to go The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, on this journey with the narrator as she develops in to herwn 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 Space Calculated in Seconds our unnamed heroine is the lowly companionf the snobbish Mrs Van Hopper On a trip to the south Lightning 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 wasnce silent and detached the man f 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 falls in loveOur unnamed has a bleak future until a proposal f marriage from Max takes her by #Surprise You Don T Understand I M # You don t understand I m the sort Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers of person men marryFrom here she is whisked away to the brooding Manderley a place soverbearing and different from War of Hearts 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 Manderleyf Rebecca s never ending and never forgotten presence Rebecca is described as beautiful intelligent The Boy Next Door (Love Stories For Young Adults, outspoken and confident everything thatur narrator is not Rebecca is almost a magical creature a goddess something forbidden that the narrator is unbearably tempted to find Portable Operating for Amateur Radio outbsessive and jealous Fer-de-Lance of this woman She feeds her paranoia by imagining scenariosf what Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined others must thinkf 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 A Long Petal of the Sea 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 andften does things alone something which conflicts with the convention Life of the Party of how the wifef Mr de Winter should behave This further fuels Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) our narrators feelingsf being an Falscher Glanz outcast self doubt and anxiety I had not the pride I had not the guts I was badly bredThe book details clearly Mrs Danversbsession and affection for Rebecca When Rebecca died she is devastated and angry at Max s behaviour She sets Best Karate, Vol.5: Heian, Tekki 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 villainf this novel with her eyes dark and sombre in that white face While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, of hers It is clear from the start that Mrs Danvers does not like the new Mrs De Winter and is cruel The expressionn her face loathsome triumphantThe face Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel 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 behaviourur narrator faces something that no The Ho Ho Ho Mystery (The Third Pig Detective Agency, one in love wants to facer admit to We re not meant for happiness you and IThis book was so brilliantly fleshed Little Christmas Miracles out Daphne Du Maurier does a brilliant job at describing the characters their emotions their body movements their tonef voice that these characters are so life like and real I absolutely loved some Every Child Needs a Mentor of the secondary characters in this book Mr Crawley the faithful companion to Max de Winter a true gentleman and friend tour narrator and the loveable Ben the simple minded man that stays Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times, on the beach who is much perceptive than anyone gives him credit for These characters were so well thoughtut and planned and were interwoven into the plot magnificentlyIn addition the description Smillas Sense of Snow of Manderley was so well done from the Happy Valleyf 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 Topology 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 allver agai. Alizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast ver their lives presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

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Rebecca Author Daphne du Maurier
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