Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Rebecca is a brilliant mystery written by the authoress Daphne du Maurier.   Several film versions of the book have been produced, the most famous being  Rebecca (1940), a “psychological thriller” by the celebrated Mr. Alfred Hitchcock. The story is about a deceased wife named Rebecca, who has died in a sailing accident on the shores of Manderley Hall. The story is told through the second wife of Maxim De Winter; we never learn what her name is. When she moves into Manderley with Maxim de Winter, she starts to feel the presence of his late wife, and at times, she feels as if she’s channeling Rebecca, as if she is Rebecca. She fears that Max’s love for her is not as strong as she wishes, but when Rebecca’s body is found, Max reveals a secret to her, which surprisingly brings the two together. I recommend this novel to people who enjoy drama, lots of suspense, and a little romance. But this is not a romance novel; in fact, it’s a little creepy at times! But that’s the fun of it.

Review by Myene T.Y. class of 2011


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