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October Classic Literature

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

I first read this novel for book club and I loved it! I thought it would be perfect for October since an adaptation of this novel will be on Netflix beginning Oct. 21, 2020.

This novel was a quick and suspenseful read for me. The story is about a young woman who meets an older, wealthy and charming man named Maxim de Winter. They fall in love, and marry. Maxim’s past and previous marriage to his former wife Rebecca comes into question. Everyone in town loved Rebecca and seem devasted at her untimely death.

Maxim’s new wife is constantly being compared to the well-loved Rebecca. She even has to endure the cruelty from Rebecca’s maid, Mrs. Danvers. As the story begins to unfold, we discover that Rebecca was not all that great and that she hid important details about herself to her husband, Maxim.

I won’t reveal the full synopsis of this novel, or what happens in the end but it’s a must read!

I’m looking forward to seeing what Netflix’s adaptation will be like compared to the novel. Let me know what you think!