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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Nov 08, 2015 07:21PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Rebecca, Daphne DuMaurier, 1938, England, NOVEL

"Rebecca is a novel of mystery and passion, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, dead loves and an estate called Manderley that is as much a presence as the humans who inhabit it: "When the leaves rustle, they sound very much like the stealthy movement of a woman in evening dress, and when they shiver suddenly and fall, and scatter away along the ground, they might be the pitter, patter of a woman's hurrying footsteps, and the mark in the gravel the imprint of a high-heeled satin shoe." Manderley is filled with memories of the elegant and flamboyant Rebecca, the first Mrs. DeWinter; with the obsessive loyalty of her housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, who observes the young, timid second Mrs., DeWinter with sullen hostility; and with the oppressive silences of a secretive husband, Maxim..."

(V.S., p. 303)

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Nandakishore (spoiler alert)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I'm submitting my review for this: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Alex If your thought on finishing Jane Eyre was, "That was great, but I would have preferred it to be more good," then I have a book for you.


Nandakishore Mridula My review is given below. Warning:contains spoilers.


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Thanks for your review, Nandakishore. It, as well as your spoiler alert, has been incorporated above.

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Cheryl | 20 comments Hi, Aubrey, here's my review:


Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Hi Cheryl. Thanks for your review. It has now been incorporated above.

Samadrita (fictionista01) | 34 comments Here's my review, which is already attracting all sorts of resentful reactions - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

message 9: by Aubrey (last edited Jul 16, 2015 10:48AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Samadrita wrote: "Here's my review, which is already attracting all sorts of resentful reactions - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show..."

Cheers, Samadrita. Let's clink our glasses and laugh at our sputtering detractors together.

message 10: by Kaion (last edited Nov 03, 2015 12:48PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kaion (kaionvin) | 15 comments I'd like to submit my review as well:

Can we talk about Rebecca, and the antiheroine we deserve?

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