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Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Feature: Rebecca

Friday Feature is where we share books we love that have been out for several years. We don't want these treasures to get lost just because they aren't babies anymore!


Paperback380 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Avon Books (first published 1938)
"Last Night I Dreamt
I Went To Manderley Again." So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past ther beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten...her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant -- the sinister Mrs. Danvers -- still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca...for the secrets of Manderley.

I believe that Rebecca will stand as a book that is read over and over by generations to come.  The plot is so mysterious and compelling while the descriptions paint such amazing pictures and lend to the overall timber of the book.  The characters are complex yet have traits and motives that make them as real today as they were in 1938 when the book was written.  Everyone should read this book!  It's wonderful!

5/5 stars

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