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May Meet-up: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

  • May 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Please join me in May when we meet to discuss a gothic romance!  Hope to see you all then!  Carissa

 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier-

Rebecca is a novel of mystery and passion, a dark psychological tale of secrets and betrayal, dead loves and an estate called Manderley that is as much a presence as the humans who inhabit it: "when the leaves rustle, they sound very much like the stealthy movement of a woman in evening dress, and when they shiver suddenly and fall, and scatter away along the ground, they might be the pitter, patter of a woman's hurrying footsteps, and the mark in the gravel the imprint of a high-heeled satin shoe." Manderley is filled with memories of the elegant and flamboyant Rebecca, the first Mrs. DeWinter; with the obsessive love of her housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, who observes the young, timid second Mrs. DeWinter with sullen hostility; and with the oppressive silences of a secretive husband, Maxim. Rebecca may be physically dead, but she is a force to contend with, and the housekeeper's evil matches that of her former mistress as a purveyor of the emotional horror thrust on the innocent Mrs. DeWinter. The tension builds as the new Mrs. DeWinter slowly grows and asserts herself, surviving the wicked deceptions of Mrs. Danvers and the silent deceits of her husband, to emerge triumphant in the midst of a surprise ending that leaves the reader with a sense of haunting justice.

 

 

Daphne du Maurier [masked])-

Daphne du Maurier was born on May 13, 1907 in London, England, the daughter of actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier. She was a poular novelist known for her suspenseful, romantic and sometimes supernatural plots. Her best known works are Rebecca and The Birds, both adapted to film by Alfred Hitchcock. Du Maurier was made a Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire in 1969. She died in 1981.

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  • Letty G.

    I just wanted to say that I just finished the book and I loved it! I actually went back to the beginning and reread the first chapters. I haven't done that in years. Although I couldn't make it the discussion, I wanted to let the group know that I have been reading the books.

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Carissa

      Good to know Letty! We've missed you!

      1 · June 1, 2013

    • Andrea P.

      I loved it too!! I tried to watch Jamaica Inn the other night, but think I"ll read the book instead -- too early hitchock

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • Carissa

    And big shout out to Garrick for the chocolate peanut butter candies! Just what the pregnant lady needed!

    2 · May 21, 2013

    • Jeni

      That sounds dangerous :)

      1 · May 22, 2013

    • Julia

      That's a great incentive to go............

      May 23, 2013

  • Andrea P.

    I was sad to leave early. Really enjoyed the discussion. Thanks Carissa!!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Carissa

    Thanks for coming out tonight everyone! Colorful discussion!

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Looking for parking!

    May 21, 2013

  • Helene H.

    Carissa, could not find any parking after driving for over for 20 minutes...got frustratied and left.
    i am so sorry I could not join the group

    May be next time,
    Helene

    May 21, 2013

    • Carissa

      So sorry to hear Helene! You were not the only one who had trouble this eve. We are moving the group so hopefully this won't be an issue.

      May 21, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Hi Carrisa. Ugh! Circling for 20 minutes. No parking anywhere! I'll circle once more then will call it a day. Really want to join the discussion. ;( I can see you all as I drive by.

    May 21, 2013

    • Carissa

      Oh no! So sorry to hear that and looks like you were not the only one. Glad we will be moving the group!

      May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't get off the waiting list in time to read the book

    May 20, 2013

  • Rosalind

    So disappointed I'm not going to be able to make it. Just re-read it for this event and loved it!

    May 20, 2013

  • Letty G.

    Im sorry, I have to work late, so I wont be off until 8. :( I really like the book so far.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did not have time to read the book. Grumble grumble. It is best that I bow out for now. Must do my homework better next time! So sorry, Carissa.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jeni

    Now a definite maybe :)

    May 10, 2013

  • Jeni

    Might be out of town :( don't wanna hold the spot till the last minute

    May 1, 2013

  • Lucymarie R.

    Sorry. I'm going to have to miss this one. Really wish I could have been there for this one. Boo hoo!!

    April 18, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Love that Rebecca won! Looking forward!

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Thanks Carissa! I figured it out after emailing you. :)

    March 28, 2013

    • Rosalind

      I think it takes a while. Mine too took took effect after the fact.

      March 28, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Hi Carissa, I'm also having trouble...rsvp'd yes but it said I was on the waitlist. I also can't find the poll link. Thanks.

    March 28, 2013

    • Carissa

      Hi Marilyn, click on the words 'vote on the poll'.

      March 28, 2013

  • Rosalind

    I'm trying to click on "Yes" and it won't take. Help!

    March 27, 2013

  • Rosalind

    Hi All, I finally got to RSVP. I'll plan on being there. Looks like it might be one of my favorites. Hope to see you.

    March 27, 2013

  • Katie

    I'll be in Portland - hopefully, there'll be some dramatic and appropriate rain and thunder.

    1 · March 26, 2013

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