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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
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Oct 17, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011, 20th-century, gothic, mystery

This is an excellent early 20th century romantic suspense novel about a young woman who marries a mysterious rich widower. There is a cloud of mystery surrounding Rebecca's (the man's deceased wife) death. As the plot of the novel unfolds, the young bride slowly learns that something does not seem right about the place. The setting of the novel, the Cornish mansion, Manderley, plays an important role in the atmosphere and intrigue of the story. This is a page turner from start to finish that will appeal to anyone that enjoyed books like Wilkie Collin's, The Woman in White. Du Maurier's best novel and a classic of the genre. I would also like to note that Alfred Hitchcock brought this story to life in a 1940 film which won an Oscar for best picture.
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Traci I remember finally reading this. For about the first half of the book, I was all "yeah, got it, uh-huh". Then the big denouement shows up and I was "OMG OMG OMG!" I raced thru the to the end. Brilliant book, and I've recommended it many, many times at the library where I work.


Sean Traci wrote: "I remember finally reading this. For about the first half of the book, I was all "yeah, got it, uh-huh". Then the big denouement shows up and I was "OMG OMG OMG!" I raced thru the to the end. Brill..."

Traci, this a great book. Have you seen the Hitchcock movie?


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