Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
384 pages, Mass market Paperback
Pubished July 2002, Avon, Reprint Edition

Source: purchased

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

How had I not read this before? Wow. I absolutely loved it. 
The foreshadowing and build up of Manderley, the first person retelling of the new Mrs. de Winter of how she came to Manderley and what she did- Perfection. I especially enjoyed when she would imagine what was happening elsewhere or conversations between others that had occurred years prior. Her mind works a bit like mine- dwelling on what others are saying, doing and playing it out all in her head. 

My first introduction to the strange character of Mrs Danvers, was actually in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books. This was years ago, and still I never felt the need to pick up this book. Finally, for book group, I got the chance and I couldn't put it down. It may need a reread again very soon. I feel like little details could easily have been missed as I sped through to find out what exactly happened to Rebecca. 

Aw, Rebecca. So loved by all, presumably. How could the new Mrs. de Winter compare? Really enjoyed learning all about her slivers of information given by Mrs. Danvers, the staff,  neighbors and Max. The side looks, the resistance to talk about her- all so mysterious.

Have you all read Rebecca? What did you think about it?

Happy Reading!


  1. I love this book, I have read it at least twice.

  2. That Mrs. Danvers is quite the character!! Part of the reason why I waited so long to read it is because of that terrible cover. ;) I think it's completely misleading. Glad you enjoyed it!!

  3. I loved it the first time I read this one and even more the second time. If only could read it again and not know all of the twisty bits!


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