Mrs de Winter
Married to the sophisticated, wordly-wise Maxim, the second Mrs de Winter's life should be happy and fulfilled. But the vengeful ghost of Reb ...more
It makes sense…more Mrs. Danvers sent the flowers and signed the card "R". After all, she considered it her mission in life to keep Rebecca's memory alive.
It makes sense the exquisite flowers arrived late because Mr. Danvers would have had to read the Beatrice's obituary first and send flowers later.
In the story, Jack Favell could not afford to send flowers or much of anything else.(less) (hide spoiler)]
It took everything out of me not to tear the book up and set it on fire. But that would mean I would have to p ...more
"Odată, când nu aveam ceva mai bun de făcut, îi scrisesem o s ...more
(Spoilers below. Great honkin' ones. You've been warned.)
So incredibly boring & tedious & depressing. Having read the original, I didn't expect the narrator to have taken kickboxing lessons from Wonder Woman, but jaysus -- could this chick possibly be more bland & lacking in page presence? I doubt it. This is 10+ years since REBECCA ended. The author could have used that gap to indicate *some* kind of growth on the narrator's part, but no -- instead she's STILL wearing boring, f ...more
The good points of Susan Hill’s book for me were:
• She was brilliantly able to emulate Du Maurier’s sensuous and sensitive descriptions of people, countryside and houses.....and this was a joy.
• Similarly, she was able to continue ...more
I understand that no sequel to 'Rebecca' will ever compare to the original - after all, du Maurier's method of crafting such a fragile narrative and use if descriptive language I stunning. I adore 'Rebecca' - it is possibly my favourite book of all time, and will likely always be up there in my favourites.
Elements of 'Mrs De Winter' seem perhaps too fast-paced or unrealistic, yet it must be note ...more
Però non mi è piaciuto, con questo libro ho capito che la peculiarità della Du Maurier è lasciare piccoli o grandi dubbi, che devono rimanere irrisolti.
Ho davvero apprezzato invece i libri originali di Susan Hill, dei romanzi gotici davvero intriganti.
I was looking in the library for a Daphne du Maurier book to take on holiday to Fowey, as that's her home town and I remembered from a previous visit that I'd probably be overcome with the urge to read her work while I was there and thought I'd go prepared. None of the du Mauriers in the library appealed to me but I spotted this instead and decided it would fit the bill nicely. It's a sequel to du Maurier's most famous book Rebecca.
This book is narrated again by Maxim de Winter's second wife who...more
It is the same unnamed protagonist, 10 years later, she and Mr. de Winter return after seemingly aimlessly wandering from one foreign destination to the next, for the funeral of Maxim's sister, Beatrice.
They spend some more time traveling around the UK and decide to stay, when Mrs. de Winter falls in love with a property in the countryside, away from what rema ...more
عنوان: «خانم دو وینتر: ادامه «ربه کا» شاهکار دافنه دو موریه»؛ اثر: سوزان هیل؛ مترجم: پروانه ستاری؛ ویراستار: هوشیار انصاری فر؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، البرز، 1372، در 388 ص؛ عنوان دیگر ربه کا؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی قرن 20 م
This is my 2nd Susan Hill book, and I'll be going in for a third, and then some. I've fallen in love with her writing style, elegant but not over-flowery.
I got 2/3 through before I began to have quiet whispers of doubt. And even though the finale ended a bit too quickly for me, I think it's a well-rounded story, not without a bit of sadness and disappointment.
Looking forward to a lot more Susan Hill...
A timid sequel to Daphne Du Maurier's gothic romantic thriller REBECCA...
On October 9, 1993, Natasha Walter of the Independent newspaper wrote a review of Susan Hill's MRS. deWINTER, a just-published sequel to Daphne DuMaurier's gothic romantic thriller REBECCA (1938). Walter called her review "Dreaming of Manderley again" and said loudly and clearly that she found Hill's novel "timid"...for much like second wives, sequels often do little to endear themselves to friends or fans of the original. ...more
|The Reading For P...: January - February Book Club Buddy Read Mrs. De Winter By Susan Hill with Terry, Greg, Roseanne, debbicat and Iasa||42||28||Apr 30, 2019 09:43AM|
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She attended Scarborough Convent School, where she became interested in theatre and literature. Her family left Scarborough in 1958 and moved to Coventry where her father worked in car and aircraft factor ...more