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Rebecca a classic suspense novel written by Daphne Du Maurier is considered oneof the finest Gothic romance of the 20th century It was first published in 1938 andbecame immediate best seller Alfred Hitchcock gave it a yet wider audience when hemade it into a memorable motion picture Starring Laurence Oliver as Maxim de Winterand Joan Fontaine as Mrs de Winter the black and white version of the movie was basedon the book The book and the movie are not very much alike in fact they are in severalways different Nonetheless most of the movie followed the book closely however manyimportant scenes from the book were not presented in the movie version Moreover somedetails that made the book very interesting to read were absent in the movie Thereforethe book was more interesting and enjoyable due to its detailed Gothic settings and thesuspense that made reader part of it The book is about a young shy girl who worked as a paid companion for awealthy woman Mrs Van Hopper On their trip to Monte Carlo the narrator met Maximde Winter one of the wealthiest people in England Maxims late wife Rebecca was saidto be drowned in the sea while sailing Thus he wanted to find a new wife who could makethe Manderely Maxims huge and Gothic estate lively again Finally over a short period oftime they got married and left Monte After their honeymoon in Venice they went toManderley where mystery and loneliness awaited the new Mrs de Winter Maximshousekeeper the evil Mrs Danvers was adore of dead Rebecca and did not want anyonetaking the place of her Consequently she tried to get rid of the narrator Rebeccas presence was felt everywhere Anything the narrator touched anything she did she feltdead Rebeccas soul haunting her One day divers found the capsized boat in whichRebecca drowned After investigation the evidence showed that she was killed and theboat was intentionally sunk Maxim and Rebecca were not happy living together
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