Daphne du Maurier was deemed the first lady of gothic romance because of the novel, Rebecca. Daphne du Maurier was born in London, England, on May 13, 1907. Du Maurier’s grandfather, George du Maurier was also an author. She developed her love from drama from her actor parents. (Partnow in England. Du Maurier had a personal interest in older men. She had a crush on an older cousin and then married an older film maker later in life. She began writing short fiction novels at the age of twenty-one.
works. In Rebecca, Manderly is an old mansion with many passages and an entire wing that the protagonist is not allowed to enter. It is remote, surrounded by woods and gardens which have a sort of ordered chaos about them, as if they are wild creatures that threaten to encroach but are held back. The mansion is also situated on the seaside allowing for the occurrence of ocean mists and storms. As Rebecca’s legacy continues to haunt Max De Winter and his new wife begins to unravel the story, their relationship
From the beginning of the novel Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier it is that Max a wealthy man of Manderly estate is very reserved in expressing his feeling towards his new wife, the narrator. Maxim is seen pushing away the narrator and shutting her out of his thoughts. His secrets and him not letting her completely in leads the narrator to believe he essentially is still in love with his late wife, Rebecca. In the end it seen that Max becomes vulnerable only when he thinks he’s going to get arrested