Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca

By Daphne du Maurier

  • Release Date: 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 181 Ratings

Description

"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post
"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King

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

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

Reviews

  • Brilliant!!!! Amazing!!

    5
    By *bursts
    I came to know about this when I was watching tv in my living room and while changing channels I had come across this show Rebecca. It was already in the middle of the plot so I At first I really wasn’t paying attention to anything until my phone died 😆, that’s when I Gave the show a chance and OH LORD!!!! I WAS HOOKED! I looked up the show/movie and found there was a book to it. DONT GET ME STARTED. I immediately looked it up and that’s where we are now! The movie got in my feelings so I can’t imagine how the book will make me feel😩.
  • 蛤外气一样,上一人,,

    5
    By 的话、对
    1在在?是,一直人?的人与一人人一41一下爫h1一:是一家店,这,一直⬆️自然分一止一口一个很,一个劲0日下午,在 的一个人一,!从此:在这的最后,
  • Summerreading

    1
    By Hxjaiwnjszldbjswmsbons
    Great book!👍
  • Wonderful moody atmosphere

    5
    By Starstorm151
    This book has long been a favortie of mine ever since my mother gave it to me at Christmas 40 years ago. I saw the movie first. This story builds tension unexorably …we don’t really know what about….except it involves Maxim’s first wife…and the evil looking Mrs. Danvers makes the point. As we finally see the reason of the tension unfold, we become interested in what is driving these characters. A superb piece of mystery and mood.
  • Ace

    5
    By AudreyE995
    Very well-written.
  • Mesmerizing Mystery Narrated Perfectly

    5
    By Nessa873737
    A beautifully written, deliciously mysterious, dark and entertaining book. I wished I could listen to it all over again the minute it was finished. The narrator was amazing and brought the book the life just as it would have been if I would have read it myself.
  • Rebecca

    5
    By Tintagle
    This book came alive in Monte Carlo and kept building in intensity until virtually each page was a story in itself. Even though the plot was clever, the book's power comes from its spellbinding characters. The author's poetic and evocative descriptions of the mansion by the sea and its grounds weave the characters and the land seamlessly into a rich organic tapestry. Splendid beauty and dark disturbing themes entertwined in such a way as to leave me emotionally speechless-often. And I am a man! What a great book.