October 22: Daphne du Maurier

October 22: Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca" | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
October 22: Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca” | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello, Cobblers!

How are we already this close to the end of the month? Gothic Literature Month has flown by, and I’ve enjoyed every minute it. How do you feel about our first themed month? What was your favorite work? I’d love to hear your opinions.

Today’s work is new to me, but after my research, I’m desperate to read this piece: Daphne du Maurier‘s “Rebecca.” Have you read Maurier before? I’m just as fascinated with her as a person as I am with the synopsis of this work. Check out her official website: “Daphne du Maurier Official.”

Links, Links, Link

A Flavorwire feature on Maurier and her work, by Sarah Seltzer: “Daphne du Maurier Updated the Brontes, Inspired Hitchcock, Was a Gender-Fluid Iconoclast.” Here’s a quick excerpt to convince you to read it: “While du Maurier’s gift as a writer was her vivid and even wild imagination, she borrowed elements from her extraordinary life for her novels…And her envy of her husband’s former lover Jan Ricardo, who died in a suicide by train, was one emotional source of the central conflict in Rebecca — which du Maurier called a ‘study in jealousy.’ 

Our other feature for today comes from Gawker, offering an interesting look at “Rebecca”: “The Original Gone Girl: On Daphne du Maurier and Her Rebecca.

That’s all for today, my friends. The weekend is upon us, so read on.


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