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A great gothic tale,
This review is from: Rebecca (VMC) (Paperback)
Daphne Du Maurier's 'Rebecca' is a timeless story, one which appeals to readers across generations, of all ages, with varied literary interests. I first came across this book on a university course and it worked really well as a book which opened up wide areas of discussion, but this book also works just as well as one which can be read purely for escapism and enjoyment.
'Rebecca' tells the story of a young wife, taken to her husband's estate, Manderley, where she is haunted by the memory of his dead, first wife Rebecca. Maxim de Winter's new wife is taunted by the housekeeper Mrs Danvers who refuses to accept the new Mrs De Winter into the house.
Overall this book has all the ingredients of a great gothic tale, it is mysterious, intriguing and has great plot twists which will keep you guessing to the end. A book to be enjoyed by everyone.