|| Bhoomika Mohan
Rebecca is a thrilling novel by English writer Dame Daphne du Maurier. While working as a partner with a wealthy American woman on vacation in Monte Carlo, an unnamed narrator, an inexperienced young woman in her early 20s, became acquainted with a wealthy Englishman, George Fortescue Maximilian “Maxim”, a 42-year-old widow.
An unnamed narrator is an inexperienced and insecure young woman with no future to speak of – except to be a friend of a noisy person named Mrs. Van Hopper can be called a promising prospect.
So when the beautiful, mysterious and wealthy Maxim de Winter seems interested and offers another very attractive option – that of being his wife – what can a girl do without accepting?
In this book, Narrator, a young woman aged 21, has never been officially introduced and I think that becomes the best part.
You will feel the need to be happy as the heroine begins to feel confident and as she begins to grow into her role, we find that Mrs. Danvers is starting to shrink and he too is a terrifying presence of Rebecca.
The author’s simplicity of wisdom lies in the fact that in Rebecca the spirit of a dead woman heals the house and the world and loves the man. Just as things are starting to go well, things are starting to go wrong again.
Aside from the exemplary structure of the narrative, some of the things I really liked about this book are the detailed descriptions. Mystery, gothic thriller, drama, mysteries, crime, skepticism, some parts predict — but not all. There are some amazing twists and turns, three eye-catching characters – unforgettable, beautiful writing with vivid descriptions, and a beautiful legacy called Manderley.