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Daphne du Maurier


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1. What does the name "Manderley" denote?

2. What is the name of Rebecca's heroine?

3. In what capacity does the heroine work for Mrs. Van Hopper?

4. Where does the heroine first meet Maxim de Winter?

5. What was the name of Maxim's first wife?

6. What is the name of the housekeeper at Manderley?

7. What is the name of Maxim's sister?

8. In which wing of Manderley was Rebecca's bedroom?

9. Who is Ben?

10. What is the name of one of Maxim's dogs?

11. What is Jack Favell's relationship to Rebecca?

12. How does the heroine dress at Manderley's costume ball?

13. Who suggests her costume at the party?

14. At one point in the book, Mrs. Danvers urges the heroine to jump from the window. What interrupts the scene?

15. What is the name of the butler at Manderley?

16. What does everyone believe was the cause of Rebecca's death?

17. How did Rebecca really die?

18. The night she died, what did Rebecca tell Maxim?

19. The coroner's verdict, after Rebecca's body turns up, is that she died:

20. Of what does Favell accuse Maxim of having done?

21. Whom does Favell try to get to testify against Maxim?

22. Where do Maxim and the heroine first encounter the name "Baker"?

23. What does Dr. Baker reveal?

24. What else does the doctor reveal?

25. When Maxim and the heroine drive home from London, what do they find?

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Maxim's Reliability

by Pimms_delight, October 13, 2014

I disagree with your remake that to question's Maxim's account of Rebecca is to miss the point. The reason we know Maxim is telling the truth (up to a point) is because of everyone else's reactions to Rebecca. Especially Frank and Danvers.

That's what's so scary about Rebecca is that she is forever beautiful, forever young and forever unable to answer our questions. She has planned to tell Frank about what had happened in London that day so she couldn't have had some big conspiracy to get Maxim to kill her, it was probably spur of the... Read more


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