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"Rebecca", by Daphne du Maurier

The *Sh*&%t, I forgot to read the Book * Club
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Nov 15 7:00PM - 8:00PM

For November, we're going with a classic, the gothic thriller of gothic thrillers: Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. (And for extra credit, check out Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 adaptation, nominated for eleven Oscars, winning two of them.)

Here are some words about Rebecca:

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgottena past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wifethe late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

"Rebeccais a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful." --Washington Post

"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King

First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.


As with the September and October selections, let's talk about a date to watch the DVD together!

Hope to see you at SIP!


Diane

How to find us:Easy access from the from the T, in the Theater District by the Paramount Theater

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