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Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'

Dr Laura Varnam on Rebecca at 80: 'Why we will always return to Manderley'

Fowey Festival regular and Oxford academic Dr Laura Varnam published an article on 'Rebecca at 80' on the academic website The Conversation today. Exploring why the novel has haunted generations of readers and how it has effected du Maurier's literary reputation, Laura concludes: 'When we return to the novel, 80 years on, and step into the vivid and dangerous dreamworld of Manderley, “secretive and silent as it had always been”, du Maurier’s creative power cannot be in doubt. We will never be free from Rebecca – nor would we want to be.'

https://theconversation.com/du-mauriers-rebecca-at-80-why-we-will-always-return-to-manderley-92519

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