Do you recognise it? it’s the first sentence in the book Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I read this book when I was about 16 and I remember loving it. Loving it!
Of course, it is one of the ‘classics’. For me, it was up there with the Bronte sisters and some of those beautiful, old tales.
Isn’t funny how you often remember thing differently from when you were younger, to your age now?
I’ve just finished listening to Rebecca on audio book. I’ve been doing a bit of driving and have enjoyed being read to, over the long hours. Rebecca is nothing, NOTHING like I remember it. It’s dark. Very dark. And nothing like the love story I had convinced myself it was.
I now have two questions. SPOILER ALERT, for if you haven’t read it.
1. The last line of the book, spoken by Max De Winter, goes something like: ‘I shot her. I killed Rebecca. Do you still love me now?’
Whoa! If I was the second Mrs De Winter, I would have had an issue with that statement, wouldn’t have you?
2. I now wonder, if Mrs Danvers had her suspicions about Rebecca’s death. Was she trying to torment Max, through the ‘ball gown incident’? Did she think that Max murdered her beloved ‘My Lady?’
Anyway, for those of you who have read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I’ve now downloaded Jamaica Inn…