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Rebecca By Daphne du Maurier

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I ealized that this is not to be ead AS A ROMANCE NOVEL REALLY THE RELATIONSHIP HERE IS a omance novel Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie really theelationship here is unhealthy on both sides I was free to appreciate the characters shortcomings Instead Of Being Frustrated By Them And of being frustrated by them and 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 Mein wildes Geheimnis 03 rating has gone from 3 to 4 to 5 stars It s a book that haseally stuck with me Between the well drawn seriously flawed characters the brooding atmosphere with a feeling that disaster is just waiting for the ight moment to strike and the great plot twists Rebecca is deservedly a classic in its genre Initial commentsI ead Rebecca maybe 15 years ago and didn t eally care for it back then I m not entirely sure now of the easons why but I think it may have been that I was expecting of a The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory romance with some nice happy feels at the end So now that my expectations have been adjusted wee going to give this another shot 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 A London Home in the 1890s ratings and 13 947eviews on Goodreads with an overall ating of 42 Ratings like that SPEAK It s not a hype eitherRebecca is the most enduring classic of Love and Evil I ve ever ead 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 Biopower: Foucault and Beyond rose was one of the few flowers he said that looked better pit them growing A bowl ofoses in the drawing Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds room had a depth of color and a cent they had not processed in the open There is somethingather blowzy about Is That Even a Country, Sir! roses in full bloom something shallow andaucous 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 うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] richness than many newelease books of this genre Special thanks to Jean Sara and Candy and to many other Goodreads friends who The Prince read this before me REBECCA is a novel onceead we can never forget I m definitely a new fan of author Daphne Du Maurer Scapegoat was also phenomenal PS I need to A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators run out but I must come back and starteading other REBECCA Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival reviews Iead the last 80% in one sitting I m spent I must go offlinebut I ll be back for discussions etc Happy weekend to this lovely community This has to be one of the best and most complete books I have ever ead Each element plot characters twists suspense climax all of it perfect If I had one 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 okay Rebecca an elegant woman a curly font probably another cheesy classic omance I ll Mathruhridayam read it because it is one you are supposed toead 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 of the nature and it is greatThe characters each character plays their part very well Because of the nature the plot you may not uite ever be sure who some of them eally are and perhaps you will be left to make some judgements on your own Also this book has two characters that are the essence of love to hate one because they are a total a hole and the other because they are creepy as hell I don t know what it is but I often feel like authors freuently have a hard time getting easily hateable characters ight That Age takes her by surprise She accepts but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding housekeep. 5 stars to Daphne du Maurier s Rebecca I loved it and probably consider it 4 12 stars just because of a few small items but I can t not give it 5 here Story The second wife of a wealthy widower you ll never know her name tries to figure out how to fit into her new family when it seems there s now way how With many twists and turns both suspense and a bit of A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned romance this story captures your attention immediately and takes you on a path of great intrigue Just when you think you ve figured it out du Maurier confounds and surprises you in a good way I would love to be a fly on the wall in Manderley name of the estate where the book takes place to catch all the hidden expressions and conversations Strengths 1 Mystery and Intrigue2 Character Development Weaknesses 1 Some unanswered uestions small ones2 I want Final Thoughts Read it Experience it Don t just watch the movie adaption You want to make up your own mind about what everyone looks like and acts likeThere was almo Manderley and I had a much successful visit this time around as compared to the first time Iead this book several years ago Here s the key This is not a omance novel It s a psychological suspense novel As I eread ago Here s the key This is not a The House That Had Enough romance novel It s a psychological suspense novel As Ieread 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 of fear of furtive unrest STRUGGLING AT LENGTH TO BLIND UNREASONING at length to blind unreasoning 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 our heroine s lack of 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 The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field rudeness and mockery of herAfter a too brief honeymoon theyeturn to England and Maxim s lovely country estate Manderley presided over 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 does her best to undercut the main character lack of confidence in every way possible but mostly by holding up Maxim s first wife Rebecca as an impossibly high standard of beauty taste and accomplishment a standard that the second wife can never hope to The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division reachThe second wife becomes and haunted by this paragon Rebecca even though there are clues in the things Maxim his sister and others say and don t say that maybe there was to Rebecca s character than the second wifeealizesI 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 oppression The second Mrs de Winter thinks they are contented and perhaps they are but they are deeply damaged as well living a sort of half life Mrs Danvers is uite the character one 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 of self confidence and her gaucherie even though integral to the plot was Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) really irksome to me at first Every time she d start off into another daydream which she did All The Time imagining conversations and events out of whole cloth I would mentallyoll my eyes at her But once. Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley againWorking as a lady's companion the heroine of Rebecca learns her place Her future looks bleak until on a trip to the South of France she meets Max de Winter a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marri. S 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 you on the edge of your seat Others will catch you completely off guard I can guarantee you will catch yourself holding your breathSo in summary I completely off guard I can guarantee you will catch yourself holding your breathSo in summary I 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 not It is Wellthis is Awkward So Most Of So most of 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 Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl rating a much daunting task than I normally face Aftereflecting on it for some time and Défendre Jacob reeading 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 ecognize gorgeous prose when I see it Honestly I almost gave this three stars for the writing alone because it s so beautiful that it becomes distracting and when you pair this with a hauntingly gothic setting Magic Nature had come into her own again and little by little in her stealthy insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long tenacious fingers What uined this for me were the attitudes and the actions of those depicted within it I m not one of those Black Gold in North Dakota readers that have to love characters to enjoy a story or appreciate its message There have been uite a few instances where I veated a book highly even when I hated every single person in it That s because while I didn t necessarily agree with what they were doing or their thought processes I understood them on some level Sadly this is not the case with Rebecca The female lead who is also the narrator is left without a name throughout Upon eading the afterward I m wondering if that s because it would have been all too obvious if the author had named her Daphne She is the very definition of a Mary Sue taking almost entirely after the person who created her But for the sake of this eview let s call the MC Not Cory I think it has a catchy Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection ring to it It s also fitting as she is the complete and total opposite of me in almost every way imaginable When the book opens Not Cory iseflecting on her life and the emaining pages focus on the events she s eliving It all begins in Monte Carlo with her as the companion to a tactless and garish woman of means A chance encounter has her bumping into a wealthy Englishman named Maxim de Winter a man twenty years her senior and Wicked City: The Other Side recently widowed What follows is a whirlwind courtship set against the backdrop of the south of France Sounds lovely doesn t it Er not so much This part of the book served as nothing than aeminder of how foolish first love can make us My hat is off to Du Maurier for her flawless portrayal of this time in our lives when your future is spread out in front of you and all your fantasies still seem tangible What made it that much difficult to Officer, Surgeon…Gentleman! read was the MC Not Cory is a dreamer she lives largely inside of her head and the smallest thing from her companion choosing to host a cocktail party to theising of the sun can send her mind spinning as she plays out the infinite conseuences of these things This tendency becomes obsessive when Maxim enters the picture Where she is both immature and na ve he is complicated and divided Her happiness becomes dependent on his smiles her misery decided by a harsh word Thanks to their age difference he s forgotten what this is like how Barefoot through Mauretania raw and all consuming first love can be and he s careless with her feelings because of it He takes complete advantage of her throughout and I hated him almost from the point of his introduction The singulareason that he s even attracted to her at all is because view spoilershe is the antithesis of his late wife hide spoiler. Er Mrs DanversNot since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman An international bestseller that has never gone out of print Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identi. ,