Book Review: Rebecca By Daphne Du Maurier


“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”

Ancient, beautiful Manderley, between the rose garden and the sea, is the county’s showpiece. Rebecca made it so – even a year after her death, Rebecca’s influence still rules there. How can Maxim de Winter’s shy new bride ever fill her place or escape her vital shadow?

A shadow that grows longer and darker as the brief summer fades, until, in a moment of climatic revelations, it threatens to eclipse Manderley and its inhabitants completely…


I really enjoyed this!

It was creepy and erry at times however it was enjoyable and kept me entertained.

This was a delicious novel to devour and I cannot wait to purchase my own to annotate. (I listened to this).

As others have said it is gothic literature and I really enjoyed the way it was written.

The second newly married wife becomes a De Winter. However the place she moves into is full of employees who have the first wife (Rebecca) memories all over. The second wife Daphne is quite young in comparison to Maxim De Winter.

With interesting events taking place as Daphne begins to question herself we begin to enter this world and explore jut as the main character does. The descriptions and details of the Manderley is quite interesting.

Plus, with that ending it does have me full of questions.
A more detailed review will hopefully arrive at the end of the year whenever I get to annotate this excellent rich and rewarding piece of work.

5/5 Stars


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