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"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 o...show more

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384 pages

Average rating: 7.78

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Jenn S
Jan 29, 2024
10/10 stars
This book is perfection. Plot, characters, suspense & climax are all excellent. I compare all books to this masterpiece!
Beckyah
Jan 13, 2024
The original who dunnit!
Saintnick55
Nov 27, 2023
10/10 stars
Absolutely one of my favorite books of all time! It was also adapted into my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film.
Carol.Ann
Nov 16, 2023
8/10 stars
I've finally read this! It's been on my list forever and I continue to see it popping up on lists everywhere. Why, even after 80 plus years, is this book so popular? Well, why not? The elements are all there. A mysterious mansion set near the coast, dark skies, rain, fog, a nameless young second bride, the ever present shadow of the first wife, a creepy head housekeeper, manipulation, JEALOUSY, and the clashing of love and ethics. The pages fly, ...read more
Anonymous
Aug 01, 2023
8/10 stars
Rebecca de Winter is dead when this story begins, and yet is its strongest character. She haunts the second Mrs. de Winter (whose first name we never learn) even before her arrival at Manderley. Convinced that Mr. de Winter is still in love with Rebecca, she allows herself to be completely undone by the prospect of stepping into Rebecca's shoes. She is scared witless by Mrs. Danvers, the overbearing and creepy housekeeper, who remains devoted to ...read more

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