Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I haven't read Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca recently, but I've been thinking of rereading it.  The 13-year-old I nanny for read it not too long ago, and Anne Rice has been posting about it a lot of Facebook.  It's one of my favorite women's classics and one I go back to from time to time.  I even have a first edition copy.

Anne Rice posted this article recently, which I thought was very good:

“Rebecca:” Going Back to Manderley Again

I like the fact that the article talks about the movie as well as the book.  I personally feel like the book and the movie go together.  You should read the book first, of course, but do be sure to see the movie too.  It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser-known films, I think, but it's beautifully done and quite true to the book, as the author of this article points out.

If you love Rebecca, be sure to check out the article, as it has some gorgeous still-frames from the movie and a nice, if brief, discussion of the book, the movie, and Daphne du Maurier.  Do watch out for the spoilers toward the end of the article, though, if you have not yet read it or seen the movie.  The author of the article will warn you before she starts to delve into those topics, so just stop reading at that point if you want to remain unspoiled!

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