Monday, August 10, 2009

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

For all that Alfred Hitchcock's early film, based faithfully on this novel, is memorable, the novel is better. Du Maurier masterfully describes the scents and sights of the English countryside in her beautiful writing. Her characters seem more human and less overly dramatic in the novel than they do in the movie adaptation. This is the only "Gothic" novel I have ever read and I don't intend to spoil the genre for myself by reading other ones (sorry, fans).

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6007.U47 R4 1938
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Isa Lang, Head of Information Services, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended

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