The Other Rebecca by Maureen Freely

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So says her employer to the protagonist of this spellbinding novel which echoes Daphne Du Maurier's classic, Rebecca. Her future husband is the renowned writer and infamous widower, Max Midwinter, whose first wife, Rebecca, is a haunting presence in her life. The protagonist's apprehension is intensified by the painfully accurate portrait of her new home which Rebecca had drawn in her autobiographical novel. Worst of all, the characters Rebecca portrays are real and the new wife must deal with them in the flesh. Meanwhile, a new biography of Max is released which strongly implicates him in Rebecca's death.

About Maureen Freely

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Maureen Freely is a novelist and a professor at the University of Warwick.
Published January 1, 1996 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From an American writer (My Year with the Stork Club, 1993, etc.) yet published first in Britain: a wickedly clever and witty reworking of Du Maurier's famous novel, a takeoff that falters only when Rebecca herself appears.

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Freely lends humor, insight and a wry postfeminist twist to Daphne du Maurier's melodrama of love, obsession and jealousy in this cleverly evocative, modern-day riff on the 1938 classic. The wealthy M

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