Rebecca - Research Article from Literature and Its Times

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by Daphne du Maurier

Married to a man who had previously been engaged to a beautiful socialite, Daphne du Maurier was acquainted with the feelings of jealousy aroused by a mate's former love. Although her own marriage did not include the darker aspects of her novel Rebecca's haunting plot, the author did identify with the psychology of her narrator. She too created in her mind the image of another woman who had shared a past with her husband. And like her narrator, du Maurier often wondered what had kept her husband and his former fiancee from enjoying a blissful wedded life together.

Events in History at the Time of the Novel

Raising women of the social elite. Throughout Rebecca, the narrator (the second Mrs. de Winter) comments on the social disparity between her husband, Maxim de Winter, and herself. Not having been brought up for a lifestyle of grandeur...

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