Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Online

Rebecca
Title : Rebecca
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ISBN : 9781572705029
Language : English
Format Type : Audio CD
Number of Pages : 15

The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter enters the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learns the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted.This unabridged audio book is read by Anna MasseyAn 892-minute audio book.


Rebecca Reviews

  • Kelly

    This is it. THE delicious, curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book. THE windowsill on a rainy day with your pet book. THE stay up all night book. A chill goes down your spine (but in a good way!) while reading it. It is a masterpiece of gothic literature, the inheritor of the tradition of novels like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. I'd call it the 20th Century Jane Eyre, actually, with a modernist twist. It is written so that the characters and events come to seem quite believabl [...]

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again".This is one of the more famous lines in literature certainly it belongs in the same conversation as Call me Ishmael. Even to people who have never read the book or seen the excellent movie by Alfred Hitchcock might have a glimmer of recognition at the mention of a place called Manderley. Daphne du Maurier leased a place called Menabilly which became the basis for the fictional Manderley. Aren’t we glad she changed the name? Just say Manderley a [...]

  • Navessa

    Well…this is awkward. So, most of my friends love this book. Naturally, I wanted to as well. I blame the herd mentality. Baaah. Did I love this book? At times, yes. Did I also loathe this book? At times, yes. It’s made deciding on a rating a much more daunting task than I normally face. After reflecting on it for some time, and re-reading my f-bomb laden notes, I’m going with two stars, because as a whole, I did not enjoy this. While I greatly detested some aspects, I can still recognize g [...]

  • BillKerwin

    A woman, a man, another woman's shadow; a landscape, a house, a hidden history. These six elements have informed the gothic impulse from Udolpho and Jane Eyre to The Thirteenth Tale. Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is crucial to the genre, for in it du Maurier simplified and organized these six elements, refining the narrative, concentrating the mythic, and enriching the ambiguity of her tale.What du Maurier understood is that the heart of the romantic gothic is the struggle between two women, one w [...]

  • Elyse

    I went in completely 100% blind!!! Blind trust was all I needed, from trusted friends, but it took me forever to make this book a priority. I had 'Rebecca' downloaded on my Kindle since 2014. How foolish I was to wait. There are 313, 907 ratings. and 13, 947 reviews, on , with an overall rating of 4.2 Ratings like that SPEAK! It's not a hype either!!"Rebecca" is the most enduring classic of Love and Evil I've ever read. Mystery, gothic thriller, drama, secrets, crime, suspense, some parts predi [...]

  • Matthew

    This has to be one of the best and most complete books I have ever read. Each element - plot, characters, twists, suspense, climax - all of it, perfect! If I had one criticism, it might be a slightly slow start, but with the awesome payoff, that is hardly worth mentioning.The plot - I have to be honest, I judged a book by its cover and title. I thought, okay, "Rebecca", an elegant woman, a curly font, probably another cheesy classic romance. I'll read it because it is one you are supposed to rea [...]

  • Candace

    'Rebecca' is a classic gothic novel that had been hanging out on my TBR list for years. For whatever reason, I had never made it to this highly acclaimed book. In a bit of a reading rut, I decided to tackle it to change things up a bit. Man, am I ever glad that I did! This book was great!I went in to this book blind, knowing only that it was a classic. I didn't have any idea of what I was in for, but I anticipated some sort of sweet and innocent love story like the Bronte sisters are known for. [...]

  • Candi

    Oh, how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all over again! Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once more as if for the first time. Truth be told, this wasn’t actually my first time reading this quintessential piece of classic gothic literature. However, I am ashamed to say that the number of years that have passed between my first reading and this recent one, combined with what I like to call a lingering case of ‘momnesia’, effectively rendered t [...]

  • James

    4 stars to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. I loved it and may even consider it 4 1/2 stars (but I can't!).StoryThe second wife of a wealthy widower (you'll never know her name) tries to figure out how to fit into her new family when it seems there's now way how. With many twists and turns, both suspense and a bit of romance, this story captures your attention immediately and takes you on a path of great intrigue. Just when you think you've figured it out, du Maurier confounds and surprises you -- i [...]

  • Arlene Sanders

    HERE IS MY HEARTREBECCA is my favorite book of all time -- bar none.The opening line is famous, but I didn’t know that the first time I read it (I was about 14). I just remember that the magic began with that first line:Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderly again.The girl is young, clumsy, exquisitely sensitive. Impoverished and alone after her father’s death, she was employed by a wealthy and boorish social climber, Mrs. Van Hopper, and made her living as the older woman’s companion. Ma [...]

  • Justin

    Well, hello there. It's officially been two months since I actually finished a book, and it's been longer than that since I reviewed one. I almost forgot what it feels like to come to the last page of a book, read it, exhale slowly, and put the book down gently with that small spark of accomplishment raging deep inside you. Plus, the whole post-book sandwich thing that I've mentioned somewhere before and, again, may not be a real thing. So, Rebecca wow. It took me a month to read it because I st [...]

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    Manderley and I had a much more successful visit this time around, as compared to the first time I read this book several years ago. Here's the key: This is not a romance novel. It's a psychological suspense novel. As I reread Rebecca with this in mind, I had a much greater appreciation for its artistry, the way Daphne du Maurier skillfully used words to create a mood and increase the suspense.We can never go back again, that much is certain. The past is still close to us. The things we have tri [...]

  • Nayra.Hassan

    عندما تتحول الرواية الى هاجس يؤرقك من ان لاخرعند الوفاة المفاجئة لاحدى معارفكعند زيارتك لمزرعة وحبذا لو كانت بانجلتراعندما ترى زوجين من هذا النمط اللامع السعيد الذي يثير حسد الجميعإنها ريبيكا. .الرواية الوحيدة التي تمنيت لو كنت كتبتها انا!! هناك جزء منها كتبته دافني دي موري [...]

  • Madeline

    "I dreamt I went to Manderley again."Rebecca is the story of a young woman (her first name is never given) who marries wealthy Maxim de Winter, mostly to escape her life as a companion to a rich American woman. She moves with her new husband to his estate, Manderly, where she learns about her husband's previous wife, Rebecca. Although Rebecca drowned in the ocean near the house over a year ago, the house is still full of her prescence. Her old room is cleaned daily, and is left exactly the way i [...]

  • Henry Avila

    Manderley a mist on the hill, an unreal mansion, dark, threatening, unfathomable, unreachable, a thing that can not exist, only seen through a dream, a mirage, that will pass into the night, and float into nothingness, a nightmarish, chilling legend, that will continue, but the reality never discovered, for a myth has no answers just questionsMaximilian (Maxim) de Winter is a sad English widower, at 42, living an aimless life, traveling to forget, but can't, staying in a Monte Carlo hotel, just [...]

  • Tatiana

    Books like Rebecca remind me from time to time what quality literature really is. Sometimes I forget, buried under stacks of entertaining but often poorly written popular fiction. At first, Rebecca is very reminiscent of another favorite book of mine - Jane Eyre. The main character is a young, innocent, poor girl who falls in love with a rich older man. The happiness is so near, but the shadow of the man's first wife stands in the way of it. A family secret, a haunted mansion, a deranged servant [...]

  • Jean

    "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." This beautiful first line is instantly recognisable, and has passed into our culture. Like all great openings it captures our imagination and makes us want to read more. The rhythm is insistent, the mention of dreams intrigues us and the word "Manderley" echoes somewhere in our subconscious. We are already in danger of falling under Daphne Du Maurier's hypnotic spell.Generally regarded as Daphne du Maurier's masterpiece, Rebecca has never been out [...]

  • Vanessa

    Oh my how I fell in love with this classic novel, I adored the main protagonist and felt she was fully developed as a character. Her constant ruminations and daydreams really set the tone it's a real trip getting to be inside her head with all her naive neurotic thoughts, which often get carried away and make for a compelling read.It follows the main (unnamed) character when she moves to Manderley with her new husband, from the beginning she is aware that she lives in the shadow of the former mi [...]

  • Emily May

    Rebecca is just a great story that never gets old. Great characters, great writing it remains one of my all time favourites and I seem to appreciate something new every time I return to it.

  • Alex is The Romance Fox

    So, how many times have you read Rebecca? Once, twice or no longer remember the numbers like me!! What!!! You have never read it!!!!! If there is one book that one has to read, this is the one. First published in April 1938, (it has never been out of print) it still remains an amazing and “current” read today, which grabs you one of the most famous and memorable sentences ever written.The padlocked gate opens and you follow the long drive when you suddenly – Manderley……a silent and dar [...]

  • Lora

    Rebecca is a classic tale that weaves mystery, secrets, and romance into an intricate and stunning twine. It tells the story of a young girl who is swept off her feet by a much older man with money and possessions aplenty — and even more heartache in his recent past. Since his wife's tragic death eight months ago, Maxim de Winter has been doing everything he can to forget the horrific part of his past that has left him feeling bereft of happiness and aloof from others. But even with this kind [...]

  • Samadrita

    If I found myself in Interstellar's tesseract by a quirk of fate, then chances are I might leave a coded message for my younger self to read Rebecca asap. Since my ill-informed, younger self was not put off by cloyingly sentimental narrators who make the experience of 'tell don't show' all the more grating or the gender politics underpinning a work, her reaction to the book would have been more in tune with the multitude of gushing reviews on GR and elsewhere.My heart, for all its anxiety and do [...]

  • Sarah

    Updated review This is a classic book that I've had on my "to read" list for a long time. I don't usually read novels in this genre (romance). But this book offers more than romance it is also a murder mystery. I understand Alfred Hitchcock made this into a movie many years ago but I did not see it. Therefore, I was unaware of the story's plot and how it unfolds.du Maurier does a fine job with this as "mystery" I especially liked how the protagonist/ narrator (the second Mrs. DeWinter) is reveal [...]

  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum

    "Γιατί τα σκυλιά να σε κάνουν να θέλεις να κλάψεις; Η συμπόνια τους έχει κάτι το τόσο σιωπηλό και το τόσο απελπισμένο. Ηξερε ο Τζάσπερ ότι έτρεχε κάτι κακό, όπως όλα τα σκυλιά»Τι τρυφερή και ανεπιτήδευτη γραφή; Τι καταιγιστικές εξελίξεις; Ολοκληρωμένοι χαρακτήρες αποτύπωμεν [...]

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    603. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1989)ربه‌ کا ؛ ربکا - دافنه دو موریه (جامی / جاویدان) ادبیات فرانسه؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1974 میلادیعنوان: «ربه‌ کا»؛ اثر: دافنه دو موریه؛ مترجم: فریدون کار؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، جاویدان، 1369، در 454 ص، شابک: 9645529093؛ چاپ پانزدهم 1378، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ان [...]

  • Samra Yusuf

    Some people expend tremendous energy to be normal, their inner voices are so deafening to hear the outer world, their thoughts are preoccupied and hearts laden with lunacy, weaving far-fetched stories about things that never happened, dreading the callousness of the day that will never come, desperately trying to hold on things that were never theirs to begin with, their heads, a battlefield of the debate of “to be, or not to be”…d their life? Ahh! A misery….As I was reading this deservi [...]

  • Iris P

    RebeccaEvery year I promise myself that I will include some literary classics in my reading list and every year I fail miserably. 2016 was no exception, although in my defense I wasn't very engaged in reading for a good part of it. But I digress.Going by many comments I've read in , it seems that Rebecca is one of those "aspirational" books that live perennially in our to-read shelves but that many of us never actually read. I am not sure what finally prod me to get out of my comfort zone and gi [...]

  • Rincey

    Wow

  • Cheryl

    Manderley, "today we we pass on, we see it no more, and we are different, changed in some infinitesimal way. We can never be quite the same again."It's such a sensation, when you read a book and a place is so memorable that it stays with you. To have place, plot, and person in such congruency, this is a treat; it is when you know an author is at her best. When I remember this book, I won't think of Rebecca, the deceased wife, nor will I recall the nameless narrator and gullible young bride of th [...]

  • Algernon

    Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter, for the way was barred to me. This is one of the best opening lines ever. In fact, I found the whole fist chapter to be amazing in terms of setting up the scenery and the mood of the story. We know this a personal narration of some undefined dramatic event. We know the narrator has a powerful imagination and is prone to flights of fancy. We know that M [...]