Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier with Sally Beauman (Contributor)

fiction classics mystery romance dark mysterious tense medium-paced

441 pages | first published 1938

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Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by s...
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Moods

mysterious 90%
dark 85%
tense 64%
emotional 31%
reflective 20%
sad 11%
challenging 9%
adventurous 7%

Pace

medium 55%
slow 37%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 41% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | No: 38% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 87% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.23