It’s dramatic, and by no means short on clangs and pummels. There are two failures, a murder, a fire, a costume party, and multiple composite disloyalties, and yet it’s startling to realize how much of its drama never actually happens. The second Mrs de Winter might not excel at much, but she is among the great idealist of English literature. The whole plot goes by staunch to her imaginings and hypothesising. The outcome is inquisitive unsteady, not so much a tale as a system of prospects, in which the reader is swiftly intertwined. This makes Daphine Du Maurier’s Rebecca very strange.
This 1938 novella is set resonant with the ambience of wilds of Cornwall, a country house known as Manderley. A classic psychological thriller concerning a woman who becomes obsessed with her husband’s first wife. Genuine suspense builds in as the narrator develops obsession and insecurity throughout the family life. Rebecca is a psychological insight and melodramatic story which gives out the tale of envy that echoes many readers.
It is a book about jealousy and relationships, and the absolute brilliance has struck more deeply into the hearts of many. It is barbaric literature at its finest. Many would consider it to be outdated, but the human conditions permeate all the advances that mankind has made in the decades since it was published in the year 1938. Even after 81 years of its publishing, it is so fresh in its subject line, as it deals with the common emotions and psychological intensiveness of humans at its best.
It’s not that unusual for a novel to contain attributable elements from its author’s life. What is so strange about Rebecca is that it seemed somehow anticipating, too much filled with things that belonged not just to Du Maurier’s gone over days but to her ahead times as well.
The author had brilliantly build emotional topography that pierced so well into the hearts in which tough and incapable desires were given free restrain. The thoughts and perceptions on relationships were so mysterious and was in full of hallucinations.
Rebecca offers romance, horror, mystery, and crime. It is twists and turn of events will make readers astound. Rebecca is an absolutely a latch on to and powerful novel to which can relate to any teenage girl can as the themes of the mental state of identity crisis and competition with another woman will without a doubt have echoes for many readers. Manderley is brilliantly portrayed as the infernal gothic mansion to which the adherent cannot adjust and it is almost a character in itself as it seems to respire and quaver with Rebecca’s haunting presence. Mrs Danvers too is an agreeably jeopardising character, whose evil antics and unusual compulsion with Rebecca escalate the dark atmosphere.
This has to be one of the best and most compelling thrillers ever published during the period. Each element – plot, characters, twists, suspense, climax – everything of it, perfect! It is a slow start, but as it progresses gradually with the awesome reward that is hardly where the plot develops to a brainwister.
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