About the book:
Author: Daphne DuMaurier
Publisher: Fischer Taschenbuch
Publish date: April 2005
Pages: 304 eBook pages can be different
I dreamed the other night that I was returning to Manderley …. This is one of the best known and most evocative introductions of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Written in 1938, became a classic of English literature, brilliantly made into a film in 1940, which largely contributed to its fame.
Introduction flash back on the recent past, the novel takes us from his first lines in a world of mystery and fascination that we cannot get rid of before last.
An unusual history, marriage after a brief relationship during vacation to Monte Carlo with a rich and seductive forties, a widower with a young girl shy and unsure of herself, lady companion of a rich American. The court that as short honeymoon, pleasant introduction of the characters where the frame and the decor is looming in history. Once the couple to Manderley, mansion of Max de Winter, the new Mrs. de Winter, will face the ghost of the former Mrs. de Winter, whose first name is on every tongue, every object in its new home. Nothing had prepared to compete with a ghost: and size rival, because in the words of those who knew her, she was beautiful, intelligent, cultivated: everything the new Mrs. de Winter does not know to have. It will not cease to repeat, attitude accentuated his lack of confidence and increases the blunders, becoming every day more convinced that her husband is still in love with his dead wife. The housekeeper of the house, Mrs. Danvers, who loved Rebecca, will make sure the new Mrs. de Winter becomes aware of his inferiority, even suggesting to the impressionable young, there is no room for her at Manderley, that she should have done … And a sudden noise, arises from the beach, like a gun, and the unfortunate fate of the impasse, but announces an event that will precipitate the history, after unusual discoveries, toward a denouement that keeps the reader in suspense until the last page.