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Title: Rebecca | Author: Daphne Du Maurier
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Schedule: Chapters posted Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Author Bio: Daphne du Maurier (1908-1989) was born from a literary family, which helped to cultivate her love of writing, which she began at a young age. Although she has been described as a romantic novelist, a term she did not like, her novels can best be described as suspenseful, mysterious, with touches of the paranormal. She is best known for Rebecca (1938) and Jamaica Inn (1936) both of which were adapted into films by Alfred Hitchcock. The film, Rebecca went on to win an Academy Award that year. Several other films were made from her books, including another Hitchcock film, The Birds. With her growing fame, du Maurier became somewhat of a recluse. She died in 1989 at the age of 81 in Cornwall, England, which was the setting of many of her novels.
Book Description: This mysterious and thrilling novel is told from the perspective of an unnamed narrator regarding events in the past. A young woman is on holiday in Monte Carlo as a woman’s paid companion. There, she meets the mysterious Maxim de Winter, a wealthy older man who owns the famous Manderley estate. After a brief courtship, they are married. Upon arrival at Manderley, the young woman realizes that there are many things she doesn’t know about her husband, including the details regarding her husband’s late wife, and her suspicious death.