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Æ Read ¶ Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ¶ Last Night I Dreamt I Went To Manderley AgainThe 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
This was gripping from start to finish You find yourself so drawn into our unnamed narrator, her emotions, her turbulences, that you feel everything she experiences throughout the book Reading this book I felt anger, dread in the pit of my stomach, grief that was almost heartbreaking, the butterflies of love and fun enjoyment The book ensnares you into its web that yo Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.
This is one of the famous lines in literature certainly it belongs in the same conversation as Call me Ishmael Even to people who have never read the book or seen the excellent movie by Alfred Hitchcock might have a glimmer of recognition at the mention of a place called Manderley Daphne du Maurier leased a place called Menabilly which became the basis for the fictional Manderley Aren t we glad she changed the name Just say Manderley a few times and then say Menabilly a few times If you are like me you linger over the vowels and consonants of Manderley and with Menabilly you just want it off your tongue as quickly as possible Daphne du Maurier on the staircase at Menabil
This is it THE delicious, curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book THE windowsill on a rainy day with your pet book THE stay up all night book A chill goes down your spine but in a good way while reading it It is a masterpiece of gothic literature, the inheritor of the tradition of novels like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre I d call it the 20th Century Jane Eyre, actually, with a modernist twist It is written so that the characters and events come to seem quite believable in the context even while they slowly make the hairs on the back of your necks stand on end Whether you re generally a fan of mystery, romance or thrillers, this book is quite simply a delicious read.
Well this is awkward So, most of my 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 rating a much daunting task than I normally face After reflecting on it for some time, and re reading 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 recognize 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 MagicNature 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 ruined this for me were the attitudes