Rebecca byDame Daphne du Maurier (DBE)

  • Started on: 2011-06-30
  • Finished on: 2011-07-04
  • Read in: Dutch
  • Rating: “***–”
  • Genre(s): Historical Fiction


A classic I had never heard of before, but which has been popular the past few week on LT. This is the story of the second wife of Max de Winter, from Manderley, a beautiful country estate in England. His first wife, Rebecca, died a few months earlier while sailing, and Max is heartbroken. But all is not as it seems.
I found the book alright, a bit depressing as so many people seemed to be so unkind to the main character. The pace was slow, and while I know that to be the case with older books, for some reason it made me a slow reader too. But, a pretty nice read, with an, despite everything, slightly unexpected ending.