Books Rebecca

Thumb_20834a5c32f486b5ac1efab14b581f69 Daphne Du Maurier
Victor Golancz

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  • Rebecca contains elements of romance, murder mystery and the gothic novel: it defies easy categorisation, but parallels with Jane Eyre are unavoidable. Its plot—like Rebecca’s boat at the centre of its mystery—is less than wholly watertight. Yet it worked in 1938, when Victor Gollancz was able to market is as “an exquisite love story”, and it works today.

Our Thoughts

I felt nothing but sympathy for the devilish Rebecca. That second Mrs De Winter is a dreadful wimp.

— Lily Power

It is to Ms Du Maurier’s credit that our opinions of her Rebecca say more of our character than of hers.

— Brian Flanagan

“Doomed Women”