The only thing that felt out of place and 'incorrect' in this book was the sexual references in Rebecca's journal - although mercifully few, they made me cringe nonetheless given the person for whom the journal was written! But we know already that Rebecca is often a minx. I was fascinated as the story of the journalist unfolded to reveal his origins as Rebecca's bastard half-brother adopted from an orphanage and raised under the cloak of mystery. De Winter, but I kind of got what she disliked about her; she explains it pretty well through the character of Ellie Julyan. The original Rebecca didn't want or try to have everything make sense; it was a suspense novel and a really good one, and maybe a little less information is what helps make a story like that tick along so well. She began her career as a journalist in America, joining the staff of the newly launched New York magazine, of which she became associate editor, and continued to write for it after her return to England. Rebecca's Tale - Sally Beauman 'I turned the page and discovered the two title words written in black ink, in a child's spiky hand, the tail of the last letter curling down the page in a long punning flourish: Rebecca's Tale. Il segreto di Rebecca non è un romanzo di particolare valore letterario, ma riesce a raccontare una storia interessante, e non svilisce i protagonisti di Rebecca, scegliendo di far narrare la vicenda a tre persone che nel romanzo originale non esistevano o non avevano un ruolo importante dal punto di vista caratteriale: il magistrato che accompagnò Mr de Winter e la seconda moglie a Londra dal dottore che aveva visitato Rebecca, la figlia del magistrato e uno straniero interessato a rivangare la storia dei de Winter si scoprirà strada facendo perché.
She matures, as Daphne has shown by a device called 'character development' Sally, and becomes a true and credible heroine, worthy of herself and her man. I've read the novel by Du Maurier but I really love the Hitchcock film and have seen it so many times i've pretty well memorized it. Gray's a thoughtful, thorough chap with a knack for drawing out dotty spinsters and other odd folk. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and narration. It is twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the hauntingly beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter.
I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoyed Rebecca. Was her death really suicide, or was it murder? The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Not a fixed thing, in my experience--never a fixed thing. It is 20 years since the death of Rebecca, the beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter. She began her career as a journalist in America, joining the staff of the newly launched New York magazine, of which she became associate editor, and continued to write for it after her return to England. The book is full of the effects of the old caste system of European society.
Books that our take-offs from other author's works are not my favorite. Daily Telegraph Supplement, May 29th. At the end, taking partial inspiration from Rebecca's more positive ideals, Ellie Julyan rejects the conventionality of her bucolic country life to pursue her own dreams and ambitions, while Terence Gray reconciles with his own identity and opens himself to love. Rebecca is a sympathetic, misunderstood character that really hadn't been maneuvering people's lives for her own enjoyment and their pain. There's also a delicious irony in the authorship of Rebecca's Tale.
What did you like least? After all she was being emotionally oppressed by the man apparently so everything her character does is justified. So it is with Sally Beauman, who like others that have written about Rebecca try to change her into a good person that we should admire instead of the cruel, manpipulative woman of DuMaurier's novel. This book is well worth the read. For one thing, it's way too long -- there's a high ratio of nothing happening compared to the page count. But to change everyone in the story around so much? That brings me to my misgivings about the book. The book has been divided into different parts, each narrated by a different character. E223R4 2001 Dewey Decimal 823.
As a journalist, she has worked in America for 'New York Magazine', and has written for the 'New Yorker'. The novel summaries the original events from Rebecca to the extent where it can be read alone, though reading it as a sequel is preferable. I'd forgotten to rate this back in the day. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I saw this at the library and thought it might well be interesting to see what some other author thought came next, but I was wrong.
Fancy believing in a sequel when the author provided none and never intended one. I've read the novel by Du Maurier but I really love the Hitchcock film and have seen it so many times i've pretty well memorized it. The novel has four narrators: Colonel Julyan, who was Maxim de Winter's old pal and who was keen not to raise too many questions about Rebecca's death; a young scholar who's come to snoop around Manderley for reasons of his own; Rebecca herself in a discovered diary from twenty years earlier; and Colonel Julyan's daughter Ellie. Standing on its own merits, it is a terrific investi Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman is set 20 years after Rebecca's death and the burning of Manderley. She is portrayed as this ultimate feminist, obviously wonderful because she doesn't settle into a 'wifely' role and perfectly entitled to cheat on her husband, because he doesn't stoke her fire enough.
Perhaps it is because their desire to find out more about Rebecca was drenched in emotions like guilt and loneliness that made them so much more relatable. I've read this book many times since my first read and I would recommend it to all who have read and loved the first book. It was here that I felt my training, as it were, with Wide Sargasso Sea came in especially useful, because I plowed on nevertheless. This story cleverly raises some questions that aren't answered, which makes it stick in the mind even more, as you contemplate different theories and hints to try come up with your own resolutions to several mysteries such as what really happened that night Rebecca died? Rebecca's tale is elusive, frustrating and poignant. Sally Beauman, a respected novelist, was handpicked by the du Maurier estate to write the book after she wrote a 1993 New Yorker article blasting the quality of a previous, unauthorized sequel.
Sally won't have it, won't believe a thing Daphne has written. Each of these characters stands out as an individual, yet their narratives are remarkably true to the tone of the original novel, a seamless extension of a story that begs to be continued. Beauman expertly tells Rebecca's tale from four different perspectives—Julyan's, Gray's, Ellie's and, most vividly, Rebecca's—without settling which version is nearest the truth. Haunting, evocative, mesmerizing, Rebecca's Tale is for anyone who has ever dreamed of going back to Manderley. I didn't get very far as admitted because the opening pages didn't do much to make me want to know more about Rebecca. Meantime, veteran romancer Beauman Danger Zones, 1996, etc.