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Patty's Book Reviews: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I will admit that I already knew much of the plot of Rebecca before reading the book, as I had already seen the Hitchcock film. Knowing the spoilers aside, however, I enjoyed it.
The atmosphere surrounding Manderley and its inhabitants is suitably brooding and the characters are well written and believable—though the narrator is at times a tad on the self-pitying side. Granted, she has to be in order to make the world’s worst housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, more intimidating. Over all, I would say Rebecca is a good story of what happens when pride, secrets, and jealousy are taken too far. ­

Note: I read this to complete the Reading Challenge "A Classic Romance".

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