Seminar: Sadie Stein teaches Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Four meetings, Thursdays at 7pm EST
beginning October 13th, via Zoom

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." So begins Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 masterpiece.
While the story of a young, nameless narrator who marries the widowed owner of a Cornish estate has long been regarded as a classic of Gothic fiction, it’s so much more: Rebecca is one of the great underrated novels. And, not incidentally, a perfect book for October.
Like many people, I first read Rebecca as a young teenager; I spent the day after Christmas in my room, unable to tear myself away from the sinister magic of the estate and the lingering presence of the first Mrs. de Winter. Back then, I was riveted by the twists of the plot and the evocation of atmosphere. It was only when I returned to it as an adult that I came to understand Rebecca’s moral complexity and artistry; since, I have reread it countless times. Rarely have jealousy, power dynamics, and questions of agency been handled so deftly – or so entertainingly.

And isn’t everyone haunted by their own “Rebecca”?
I can’t wait to talk about this with you; I’ve been looking forward to it all year!


Sadie Stein has led McNally-Jackson seminars on Iris Murdoch's The Sea, The Sea, Barbara Pym's Excellent Women, and Edith Wharton's Ghost Stories. An editor and writer, she lives in New York.










(Ticket price includes the copy of the book and priority shipping)
SKU: 9780380730407seminar2
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Price: $200.00