Are Daphne du Maurier books classics?
I would say so. Certainly Rebecca would be.
Yes, Rebecca is considered a classic
Yea, I’d say so
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I’d say yes
Rebecca certainly is.
I think so
I think so.
I would say yes.
How bout My Cousin Rachel?
Maybe. Rebecca felt like it borrowed just a bit too much from Woman in White (Wilkie Collins) and to a lesser extent, Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë). While reading it, I had an inner voice crying fowl that distracted me from fully enjoying the story. All writers and artists are influenced by and borrow from others. For those that know American Football, it’s kinda like holding Belichick/Brady as the G.O.A.T. even though they’ve been caught cheating multiple times.
Having just listened to The Woman in White, and having read Rebecca several times, I can’t really see the connection regarding story line? The only plot line I can see which connects Jane Eyre and Rebecca is the fire.
@Pollie I agree totally!
Pollie Scott To me there are several general similarities, such as the female double and the psychological symbolism. I’m still searching my mind for that striking similarity, which escapes me (I consume books through Audible, so it’s not as easy to flip through pages; it will take me a bit to find it). However, it is probably has to do with the attachment issues and dissociative identity disorder (DID) always present in Daphne/Rebecca (one in the same?) and the possibly induced DID in the Woman in White. Collins wrote the Woman in White as an indictment of the laws enacted during his time which enabled you to put away someone with possible mental health issues, suggesting he may have some knowledge of “alters” or what used to be called multiple personality disorder. Or… it might be something structural, having to do with both of them bucking a predictable pattern of descent/ascent.
Darrell McCauley In Collins’s time most people put away were women, not because they were in need of psychological help (which was nary nonexistent) but because it was the way to get rid of an unwanted wife.
Yes. Rebecca is considered a classic.
Her books are classed as classics in the UK. I love Du Maurier, especially Jamaica Inn and The house on the strand (both totally original). I also love Cornwall so that may make my opinion slightly biased.
The short stories and novelsby this author are all classics.
I recently bought two of hers (Not Rebecca) I’m hoping I like them ?
Yes! They are some of the best! I recently read The King’s General and loved it. I also love Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and My Cousin Rachel.
I just bought my cousin rachel
I’d say yes. My favourite so far is Frenchmans’ Creek.
Absolutely, have you read Rebecca?
Oh yes !
Definitely. Some I re-read at regular intervals. ?
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