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Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier


This novel demonstrates the power of perception and the carefully concocted truths we create about the world around us. It forces the reader to see the realities of people's lives once we willingly pull back the curtain and reveal the man. This novel also brings to light the power and deception of appearances. The students will be forced to acknowledge that there are circumstances that alter our perception of absolutes. In what circumstances do our moral codes change or make exceptions?


  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: January 8-29, 2025
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials: 
    • Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier


Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier

"Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley Again..."


With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten—a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife—the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.


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