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Rebeca
Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
Anoche so que volva a Manderley... Nadie que conozca la pelcula basada en esta novela podr olvidar la voz en off que recita la frase inicial de la obra ms lograda de Daphne du Maurier: Rebeca. As comienzan los recuerdos de la segunda seora De Winter, que la transportan de nuevo a la aislada y gris mansin situada en la hmeda y ventosa costa de Cornualles. Con un marido al que apenas conoce, la joven esposa llega a este inmenso predio para ser inexorablemente ahogada por la fantasmal presencia de la primera seora De Winter, la hermosa Rebeca, muerta pero nunca olvidada. Su habitacin permanece intacta, sus vestidos listos para ser lucidos y su sirvienta, la siniestra seora Danvers, an le profesa una devocin malsana. Y con el espeluznante presentimiento de que algo maligno le est aprisionando el corazn, la joven comienza a investigar el verdadero destino de Rebeca: el oscuro secreto de Manderley. Resea: Du Maurier consigue que sus lectores aguanten la respiracin. Time Magazine
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EadieB
Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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#SundaySoapbox

Rebecca was famously adapted by Alfred Hitchcock.
In Daphne du Maurier‘s Gothic classic Rebecca, these haunting words begin the narrative of the nameless second wife of Mr. de Winter, owner of a large country estate called Manderley. The poetic sound to this sentence is achieved through the use of meter, specifically iambic hexameter (12 syllables, with the stress on every second syllable).

EadieB As the opening line suggests, the entire tale is told retrospectively, from a time and place far away from the dramatic and distressing events the second Mrs. de Winter has lived through. This brooding narrative construct immediately raises the question: what happened between then and now? Why is she no longer at Manderley? 5d
EadieB The gripping tale that unfolds has been so popular that the book has never gone out of print, with readers remembering it as much for the sinister Mrs. Danvers as for its lyrical opening.
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eeclayton Excellent choice, Eadie. I never noticed the iambic pentameters, although I think I read this in translation. Fascinating info! 5d
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EadieB @eeclayton Thanks! 5d
Nute I have always liked reading that opening line of Rebecca out loud. Now I know why…the whole feel of the metric line. Thanks for this information, Eadie! Once again, the community of Litsy, is exceptional!🤗 5d
EadieB @Nute Thanks! I love this book! I have collected most of the author's books and need to read some more. Also loved Jamaica Inn, The Scapegoat and : 5d
Blackink_WhitePaper Thanks for the info Eadie 🤗💐👍🏻 it‘s my fav book too. I should read other book by this author. 5d
EadieB @Blackink_WhitePaper I think you should try 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻🙌🏻 5d
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michellelav
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Rebecca, what an amazing novel. I completely understand why that would be a classic! Living in Rebecca's shadow is not easy for the new Mrs. De Winters, every room in Manderley makes her think of her husband's late wife. How will she overcome the ghosts of Manderley's past?

This is from @thegreensofa #newyearwhodis list! Absolutely loved it. 😁❤📚

thegreensofa So happy you enjoyed it. I was sceptical to read it before I started but when I did I couldn‘t put it down! Definitely a great atmospheric read! 💚 2w
michellelav @thegreensofa I really did! I loved how we could feel what she was feeling throughout the novel 💕 2w
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Karons1
Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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Favourite 🤩 re read of 2021 #favouritereadsof21

Chrissyreadit That‘s a gorgeous cover 😍 2w
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Emily92Bibliophile
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Absolutely stunning! Despite having watched the movie last year, I was still hooked !

BookBabe I read this a few years ago and LOVED it! Coincidentally, I ended up naming my baby daughter Rebecca 😁 But I named her after the Rebecca in the Bible, not this one 😄 3w
BookBabe I didn‘t know there‘s a movie! 😮 3w
Emily92Bibliophile @BookBabe aww that‘s so sweet ! Yes Alfred Hitchcock made one ( I haven‘t seen that one yet) and in 2020 on Netflix there is one with Lily James and Armie Hammer (👎🏻)despite having Armie, it‘s a GREAT movie. I‘d recommend it! 3w
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BookBabe Wow, somehow the news of that did not penetrate my 2020 pandemic bubble and I totally missed it! 😅 Thanks for telling me! 3w
booksforlife83 That infographic is really awesome! Caught my eye 3w
Emily92Bibliophile @booksforlife83 it‘s on the Bookly App ! It keeps track of your reading stats. I have Bookly Plus ( once a year payment ) that has unlimited books, but the free version is good too 3w
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Emily92Bibliophile
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Do you judge a book by its cover? This title is a great example for how my motivation to read a book can depend on my interest of the cover 🪞 I had a half price mass market paperback of this same title on my shelves for 5+ years,& despite all what I heard about it, I had no motivation. After reading “The Reading List” I bought this copy, with a cover I like, & have FLOWN through it 🌊🚤 🪨 🌊 Even when I have already seen the movie, I‘m hooked!

Texreader Ha!! I agree that cover art is critical to inspiration! 3w
BookBabe Yup, I believe it! Covers matter to me too. Ditto what @Texreader said! 3w
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TheBookbabeblog84
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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This really took me some time to get into but now that I‘m into it I‘m enjoying it. #beenonmytbrthelongest #books #suspense #haunted #rebecca

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Moll
REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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@dariazeoli @monalyisha #BFC2022 @wanderinglynn #WinterCosy @Pudddlejumper

I didn't sleep very well last night so it's been a hard day for me, but I'm immensely proud of how I've handled that❤ Feeling a little too tired for Yoga/Blogilates I think, but I've definitely chosen to see the good in people as part of Action for Happiness & I'll be starting my first #NYWD22 book this evening, even if I only manage a few pages😊

monalyisha 💪🏼💓 3w
Moll @monalyisha 😍 😃 3w
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Moll
Rebecca | du Maurier Daphne
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I've loved ticking off squares as part of the #WinterGames2021 so thought I'd take part in this again in January! Excited😁

As I make new lists for the rest of the boards this year, I'm going to include some more of @mklong's #NYWD recs too! 😊

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
Moll @TheAromaofBooks 😁💛💛💛 1mo
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Moll
REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn @monalyisha @dariazeoli @PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks

Reading goals: Read Rebecca for #NYWD22 and tick off as many squares as I can for #BookSpinBingo! These are also my Jan goals for the #WinterCosy Readathon😊

Fitness goals: Follow the Blogilates, Yoga with Adriene and Action for Happiness calendars - ideally everything on them for all the days but I'm going to be flexible here!

Will post progress on here as I go😁

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1mo
PuddleJumper Nice! Good luck! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Moll @TheAromaofBooks😁😁😁 1mo
5280reader Just looked up blogilates from your post and love it. Will add to my routine as well! Thanks! 1mo
Moll @5280reader It's so good!! There are beginner's calendars you can follow if you like, or she has just released the January 2022 calendar😁 I hope you enjoy😊 1mo
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Coleen
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I‘m not a classics reader, but I was looking for a quick read and this abridged audio fit the bill. I‘m sure I could‘ve gotten a much better feel for the entire atmosphere of the novel had I read the paperback copy on my shelf, but for an abridgment, I thought this was pretty good — not too choppy or disjointed. I enjoyed it! (Though the abrupt and unexpected ending took me by surprise.)

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HollyBolly
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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#12booksof2021 #April This one started out slow, but ended up being very interesting.

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vivastory
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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A butler who is a bit obsessed with Daniel DeFoe, a refugee doorman living in NYC who starts speaking to the tenants' pets, a seemingly unapproachable concierge who has a great love for culture, & a malicious & somewhat mysterious housekeeper. Four unforgettable characters in novels that I have loved, all sure to offer unconventional #greetings #wishesandblessings @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfection 📚✨📚 1mo
Centique This reminds me I still have to read The Elegance of the Hedgehog! 1mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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This isn't a book to be read in a single sitting; space it out a bit to enjoy it properly. I think it‘s enduring appeal is due to the fact that it‘s a deeply multi-layered literary novel, disguised as romantic fiction. You come for the spooky Gothic love story, but you stay for the evergreen interrogation of women‘s subservience to (and subversion of) the rule of men. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/rebecca-daphne-du-maurier/

IuliaC Wonderful review! 2mo
MrsMalaprop Loved it 🥰 2mo
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Moll
REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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Went for brunch this morning & stopped off at a little independent book shop near my house on the way home😊 One of these books is for #NYWD22 (Rebecca) and 3 people told me how good it is as I bought it so I'm excited! The other (Mermaid) is one I've been meaning to read since a literary talk I went to with @Emilymdxn back in 2019!

@monalyisha @dariazeoli

monalyisha Sounds like your bookstore‘s a winner! 😍 They both look great! 2mo
Moll @monalyisha Yeah it's lush; I'm so excited!!😁❤ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm in love with both those covers!! 2mo
Moll @TheAromaofBooks Gorgeous right!! The book shop I went to does the most lovely editions 2mo
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Lauren890
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This has been on my TBR for a while and I finally read it 😅 I enjoyed this book overall. Some parts were slow and I found myself skimming a little. It has some good creepy vibes.

IuliaC That cover is splendid! 😍 2mo
Lauren890 @luliaC Thank you! I‘m in the US but I ordered from the UK because I loved this cover so much. 🥰 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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I have been swamped at work, my first paper to write, plus I was down and out for two days from my booster shot.
However…I‘m relaxing tonight #audioknitting this fun cowl.
#knittersoflitsy

Blueberry Beautiful knitting and colors. 3mo
Centique Amazing knitting you‘re doing! 😍😍 3mo
SeaToSkyes That looks beautiful! 😍 3mo
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ShelleyBooksie You are so talented! What a gorgeous pattern. 3mo
sprainedbrain That is gorgeous! 3mo
Smrloomis Oooh, very pretty! 😍😍😍 3mo
Avanders Gorgeous! 🤩 And hope you‘re feeling better from that booster! 2mo
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LostInSpace
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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“We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end. We have conquered ours, or so we believe.”

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The.Great.Catsby
Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Jill! Omg! Thank you. Rebecca has been on my TBR for quite awhile and I was having no luck at the library 😰 and I can't wait to read one of your Stephen King faves, he just has so many books, I never know where to start. The bookmarks, the candy, the notepad, and sticky notes. It's all perfect. Thank you!!! @Bookwormjillk Happy Halloween!!! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

P.S. Katie refused to leave, she thought the treats were for her!
@wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad you like it. I‘m just finishing a re-read of Rebecca and it‘s so good. 3mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 3mo
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LL1964
Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Halloween read 🎃

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DavidDiamond
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Love the movie (the 1940 Best Picture winner directed by Hitchcock...not that Netflix version) and now that I've read the book,I can say that I love it as well.
Beautifully written and engaging gothic mystery that stands the test of time.
For a tale set in 1938, du Maurier has a lot to say about women's roles, their acquiescence to dominating males and the inevitable rebellion against the patriarchy that comes as a direct result of that dominance.

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Melli
Rebecca [movie Tie-In] | Daphne Du Maurier

Its spooky month and for it means reading creepy atmospheric books..

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Sharpeipup
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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My treat at the farmer‘s market after an early morning #audiowalk 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

ShyBookOwl ❤ this book 4mo
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Melismatic
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Sent these two off for new homes at a brand new Little Free Library near my apartment. This one was started by a former Girl Scout, now in high school who has become a bit of a local activist. You love to see it. 😍 Figured Du Maurier & Ms Elphaba would be welcome. 💪🏻

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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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#two4tuesday (it took me some time to remember a one-word title) Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Absolutely! Especially if any of these words are in the title: book, bookstore, library, librarian, historian

2. No brainer here, a long-time favorite, and yet it took me a day to think of it 🧐 And now I can‘t quit thinking of them, another favorite is Dracula!

Sharpeipup Agree with #1 5mo
TheSpineView You're welcome and Thanks for playing! 5mo
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Nessavamusic
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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I am bailing this classic. I just am not in the mindset to read it. Maybe I‘ll try again someday, probably not. I think I‘ve just moved past my enjoyment of literature and fully embrace my love of fun genre fiction. Unfortunately this was my #bookspin book. Oh well!

Clare-Dragonfly Read what makes you happy and don‘t feel ashamed! Good job bailing on something you weren‘t enjoying 🥳 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right match!! 6mo
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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Cathythoughts Why is that the best line ever ! ❤️💔 7mo
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Lindsays_books
REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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I‘m not much of a collector but I am in love with the beautiful editions of these Daphne Du Maurier books I recently bought. Do you collect special editions?

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Jess
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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I have to thank #thatsclassic for getting me to pull out this gorgeous Folio edition for June‘s book pick. Fantastic gothic setting and many memorable (deplorable) characters. Loved it.

JenlovesJT47 So pretty!! Have you seen the 1940 movie? It‘s amazing. The remake is decent but absolutely no comparison. ❤️ 7mo
Jess @JenlovesJT47 now that I read the book, I plan on watching both but will be sure to start with the 1940 version first. Thanks! 7mo
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Annie1215
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Checking in on my #thatsclassic readers:

We‘re almost at the end of the month so I‘m curious of your thoughts on this... do you consider this a ghost story?

Bookworm54 I would maybe classify more as a psychological thriller? I would argue that Mrs Danvers is ten times spookier than the ghost of Rebecca! 7mo
Annie1215 @Bookworm54 totally agree! 7mo
sharread @Bookworm54 🤣 That's so true. I felt she seemed paranoid, so I was wondering what was up. 7mo
bthegood I do not consider this a ghost story, it's more of a mystery, but not even that - like @Bookworm54 maybe a psychological thriller - or just a very twisted love story (Mrs. Danvers love for Rebecca is the driving force in her actions) 😂 (edited) 7mo
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Bookworm54
Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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This is one of those times where I wonder what took me so long! Rebecca has been sat on my shelves for years since I picked it up at a charity shop. And despite me meaning to pick it up (and several recommendations from friends) it took it being a pick for #ThatsClassic to make me finally do it!

This was such a good read (I haven‘t watched films and managed to avoid major spoilers) and full of interesting characters. I really loved this one 🥰

Annie1215 I finally watched the movie after finishing! 7mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Just finished this book, but want to re read it sometime soon. A solid 5 🌟 read. I enjoyed the story, writing style, prose , characters and of course beautiful description of Manderly. I missed reading this book for #authoramonth. Thanks to #thatsclassic choice! I finished reading one of the best books from the classic. I should read more by this author. Suggestions please ! #bookspinbingo

Blackink_WhitePaper @BookwormM thank you 😊 💐 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I haven't read Frenchman's Creek, but I loved My Cousin Rachel. I also read Jamaica Inn but didn't really care for that one as much - too gothic haha 7mo
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Annie1215
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I slacked on my #thatsclassic post last week, sorry! June has been crazy.

Rebecca has a lot in common with Jane Eyre, from storytelling style to shadows of first wives. What are your thoughts on this connection?

bthegood The story of a past love that creates memories (good, or, as in these books, bad) that cast a shadow over every new relationship is timeless - IMHO - most people can relate to having more than one “love“ when they end up with their “soulmate“ - and those first loves tend to stay with us - really enjoyed this book - thx for hosting. 7mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I enjoyed reading this book. Thanks for hosting. I have not read Jane Eyre. Should read it soon. 7mo
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bthegood
Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Goals for #JoysofJune @Andrew65 thx for hosting.
I have a good start on all of them and I am enjoying all of them.
TGWLTG is a good #LosersClub #LosersClub2021 pick. Sometimes the scariest stories start with an ordinary event, hiking in the woods for example. @CaffeineAndCandy @TheNeverendingTBR @DGRachel @Tattooedteacher @BarkingMadRun @ilanakeukake @Sleepswithbooks
Make a great day everyone.

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StaceGhost
Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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Anyone else find the narrator annoying? Of course you feel overshadowed and overwhelmed— get a hobby! Or better yet, a personality. 🤷‍♀️Am I being too harsh? Still, enjoying the moodiness of Manderley 📷(photo of hawthorn blossoms by Rebecca of aclotheshorse) 🌸 #thatsclassic

Texreader I listened to the sample audio and couldn‘t stand the narrator so I just reread the book rather than listen to it 8mo
StaceGhost @Texreader that‘s a good point it could just be the delivery of the narrator in the audiobook! But I don‘t know, maybe it‘s the point that she has no personality? I‘m interested to see where it goes. 8mo
Texreader @StaceGhost Do you mean the main character? Yes she can be frustrating. 8mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I felt similarly. I tried to acknowledge that the time period, her age, and gender have probably kept her sheltered but she just seemed like she didn't know anything at all. She was boring but I guess that helped her to admire the first Mrs de Winter. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey! How are you? I‘ve sent several emails, but it says the box is full. Just checking to be sure you still want to be in #LitsyLove! We are trying to get the list as accurate as possible. 😊😊😊 7mo
StaceGhost @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks good! I‘m not supposed to be using screens at all or reading so my email has been taking a backseat but yes I‘m definitely still writing and receiving letters 🙏🏻❤️I think I sent one to you a few weeks ago? I‘m not sure! (edited) 7mo
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Annie1215
Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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We‘re at the end of week 1 for this month‘s #thatsclassic pick.

Have you started it yet? I haven‘t! I‘m doing this month on audiobook so I‘m trying to save it for next week because I know I‘ll fly through it.

What are your first impressions? Any particular character/ theme development that really sticks out for you?

bthegood Enjoying this reread. From first line on I am still hooked!! 8mo
sharread It's so good, the narrator never tells you her name, makes it more mysterious. 8mo
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sharread
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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You know it's an excellent book when the cover is worn and the library book is floppy with all the use. This was a fun read, kind of dragged on in a good way because the writing is so good. I can't wait to discuss this on the #Thatsclassic book group. @Annie1215 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yes, sometimes I feel like we spend a little too much time in the narrator's head - but I also feel like du Maurier captures the youth & uncertainty of the narrator so well. 8mo
bthegood @TheAromaofBooks good point - written so well to convey that point exactly! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks @bthegood - Even the fact that we never learn her name - it's such a subtle yet excellent way of conveying her own complete lack of self-confidence. Even though she is telling the story & it is technically about her - she still doesn't see herself as the main player of the novel. 8mo
bthegood @TheAromaofBooks I hadn't thought about it that way, in her mind Rebecca is the main character. 8mo
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Annie1215
Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Happy June #thatsclassic readers!

I‘m excited to kick this one off. I‘m coming in with essentially zero knowledge of this book.

I‘ll likely do an audiobook for this. I‘ll probably do a lot of audiobooks this month because I don‘t have a lot of free time.

I can‘t wait to finish this so I can see the movie version!

If you‘ve read this before, leave a comment with a no-spoiler elevator pitch for this. Why is it a classic?

bthegood The first line (so not a spoiler) ‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.' It expresses a feeling/mood/memory we all experience in some way(have to read on to understand the feeling/mood/memory). 8mo
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Annie1215
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Attention #thatsclassic readers 🚨:

Here‘s what we‘re reading in June!

Thanks to everyone who voted 😀

This has been on my list for a long time and I‘m excited to finally get to it. I‘ve somehow avoided all spoilers and versions of this one so I‘m glad to finally get to it.

Will you be reading along this month?

sharread Yes this sounds so good. Perfect for my evening walks. 8mo
Bookworm54 Same! It‘s been on my list a long time and I hadn‘t gotten around to it yet. I have only heard good things so I am excited to read it! 8mo
Scochrane26 This one is great 8mo
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Jess I‘m in! Looking forward to reading this one for the first time. I have a beautiful folio copy waiting for me. 8mo
Lucy_Anywhere I read this a few months ago and you‘re in for a treat! 8mo
eeclayton I'm going to sit this one out, as I read it not too long ago. It's a great read, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it. 8mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ENJOY!! I just read this in March for Author A Month so I'll pass on giving it a re-read. I may join in any discussions though since it's still fairly fresh in my mind. 8mo
Blueberry I may sit this out, I've read it twice. But I look forward to the discussion. 8mo
CoffeeNBooks I've been looking forward to reading this one! I didn't get to it in March when du Maurier was the #AuthorAMonth, but I wanted to. 8mo
bthegood I'm in, thx! 8mo
Annie1215 @sharread totally! 8mo
Annie1215 @Scochrane26 I‘m really looking forward to it 8mo
Annie1215 @Jess oooh can‘t wait to see your copy! 8mo
Annie1215 @Lucy_Anywhere I can‘t wait! 8mo
Annie1215 @eeclayton thanks! 8mo
Annie1215 @Blueberry can‘t wait to hear everyone‘s take 8mo
Annie1215 @CoffeeNBooks this is perfect then! 8mo
Annie1215 @bthegood great! 8mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Yay! I missed March too. I've reserved my copy at the library. Picking it up after our 7 day lockdown. Looking forward to it! 8mo
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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TheSpineView
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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#MayCharacters @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Malicious

Mrs. Danvers is most assuredly evil to the core.

Cathythoughts Most assuredly 👍🏻 8mo
Eggs The ‘creme de la creep‘ 👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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TheEllieMo
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 169
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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Cazxxx
Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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🖤 I enjoyed this even more second time around 🖤

lynneamch Just watched the 2020 movie on Netflix with Lily James and Armie Hammer. Kristin Scott Thomas is Mrs. Danvers. Really enjoyed it! Of course, read the book first. 📚 🎬 9mo
Cazxxx @lynneamch I didn‘t even know there was a film! I must check that out now 🥰 9mo
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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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🖤 This is a reread for me, it‘s been a long time so I thought I‘d revisit it again. Have you read this one? 🖤

reading_rainbow I haven‘t read it yet but it‘s on my May TBR 🌹🖤 pretty excited about it 9mo
Yuki_Onna I've finally read it last year and liked it a lot ❤ The beginning is a bit quiet and you most definitely need to be in the right mood for her writing style, but when you are, it's a perfect suspenseful ride with major gothic vibes. 💀 9mo
Scochrane26 A great book 9mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser Wow, I've just started this tonight. I've read 3 chapters so far. Loving Mrs. Van Hopper! I've been looking forward to this one for a while. I wish it was my own copy though, maybe one day I'll own it. Happy to read the library's copy for now 😊 9mo
Cazxxx @reading_rainbow I hope you enjoy it 💜 9mo
Cazxxx @Yuki_Onna I totally agree. I also read it when I was a lot younger and find I appreciate things in a different way now 💙 9mo
Cazxxx @Scochrane26 excited to read it again ☺️ (edited) 9mo
Cazxxx @Curiouser_and_curiouser it‘s a good one! It‘s been many years since I read it and I‘ve found I understand things a lot better now that I‘m older 😄 I got my copy from eBay as I couldn‘t find one in a charity shop. I hope you find a copy of your own 😊 9mo
MsMelissa Love this book! It‘s not my favourite Du Maurier though, that is reserved for My Cousin Rachel 😊 9mo
Cazxxx @MsMelissa oh that one has been on my tbr for ages, hope to get round to it soon ☺️ 9mo
Ruthiella Love it and have also re-read it. My perspective changes on the story as I age, which makes it a good book to revisit! 9mo
Cazxxx @Ruthiella I have found my perspective of many books have changed now that I‘m older and when I was young I didn‘t have the same understanding of things 9mo
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Page 6
"Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind"

Page 18
"Mrs. Van Hopper's voice pierced my dream like an electric bell."
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Tera66 Amazing cover! 9mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Tera66 yeah, it is beautiful. One day I shall own my own, but for now I'll just admire the library's copy 😍 9mo
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REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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Mehso-so

Some parts of the book had me gripping the spine, there were also parts that were so boring it was hard not to skip ahead.
I also disliked how the novel started in the future, letting the whole story be one big flashback.
Based on all of this–the problematic characters, the purple prose, the creepy dialogue, the gripping plot twists, the beautiful setting, and the beautiful ending, I would have to give Rebecca three stars out of five.

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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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During my recovery from the second Covid shot, I watched Mandelorian (again) with Mom (her first time and she loved it), and when she left I watched a bunch of movies. Rebecca was the worst of the lot. Why do movie makers think they should change parts of a perfectly good story? Some changes I understand but the ending??? The Dig was my favorite of the movies. Then Aeronauts, and then, ugh, Rebecca.

Leftcoastzen I keep hearing the 2nd one is problematic, I have only had my first . 10mo
BarbaraBB I so much want my first.... 10mo
Texreader @BarbaraBB oh no! Not yet? Any idea when you can get it? 10mo
BarbaraBB No idea. The government promises before July but in the mean time things go so slowly and unprofessional. It is extremely frustrating! 10mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Pickpick

"I'm so glad" I finally read this.
"I'm so glad" for the second half.
"I'm so glad" I'm finished.

Even though I enjoy descriptive prose, this felt long and I was happy for the turn of events midway through. Following the new Mrs. de Winter as she entered her new life was rather boring. She's young, shy, and naive. It seemed like she didn't know anything or had ever played pretend to imagine herself as a lady of means or as anyone who ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick experienced much of anything. Much of the dialogue felt stilted, with too many tears or no answers. Luckily things pick up and there was some real dialogue & we aren't just walking from one room to another in Manderley. I also can't in God conscience consider this romantic. There was no romance between the newlyweds. It felt like Max acted like he'd just brought a newly found daughter home to stay. ⬇️ 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Overall this is a pick, but not one I'll push into someone's hands, imploring them to finally read it.
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Catherine_Willoughby Great book 😁 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this book, but I‘ve never thought of it as a romance. 10mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @rubyslippersreads I was going to use it for a genre hybrid prompt (it says romantic suspense right on the cover) but having read it, I'll just pick another one. I can't in good conscience assign it as such. 😂 10mo
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