My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier


My Cousin Rachel, Daphne du Maurier, 1951 My favorite quote: “Because I believe there is nothing so self-destroying, and no emotion quite so despicable, as jealousy.” — I’m totally with you on that, Daphne du Maurier …  Most interesting characters: Ambrose Ashley, owner of a large estate; Philip, his younger cousin and heir; Rachel, Ambrose’sContinue reading “My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier”

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier, 1938 My favorite quote: “I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love.”  Followed closely by, “Men are simpler than you imagine my sweet child. But what goes on in the twisted, tortuous minds of women would baffle anyone.” Notable characters: The unnamed narrator; Maximilian “Maxim” de Winter,Continue reading “Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier”