She finds herself in the West Wing where Rebecca and Maxim had lived. Chapter 20 Summary Sitting in the library with Jasper beside them, husband and wife discuss the true story of Maxim's marriage to Rebecca. She and Maxim stop for dinner. The film, which starred Sir as Max, as the heroine, and Dame as Mrs Danvers, was based on the novel. The place wigs her out and she runs out. Jack calls Ben, who denies having seen any evidence of Maxim killing Rebecca, and then Mrs. Favell was bad news; Maxim was worried that Favell would reveal the truth to the public.
It is of a Gentleman Unknown who wears a cloak and wanders hallways at night. The narrator remembers when she first met Mr. But soon Rebecca's cousin Favell, certain that Rebecca did not kill herself, accuses Maxim of the crime. The narrator rushes downstairs, where she learns from the servants that a large ship has run aground on the beaches near Manderley. In the police investigation, deliberate damage to the boat points to suicide. He is annoyed at Favell and asks him to prove his accusation.
The new musical was written by book and lyrics and music and directed by the American director. She finally works up the courage to go in. Right as the vulnerable woman is about to jump, there is an explosion off in the distance. But instead, it turns out that Rebecca was dying of cancer, and that furthermore she was infertile; she had lied to Maxim about her pregnancy. Once a figure of such perfection that the heroine could never hope to equal her, Rebecca has now become a figure of consummate evil. Upon hearing this, Maxim broke down, and he shot her.
She was working as a paid companion to a snobby American woman named Mrs. This is a big roadblock to achieving happiness for her and Maxim. Maxim takes his new bride to Manderley, his country house in Cornwall, England. One day, while Maxim is away from Manderley, the narrator discovers a mysterious visitor walking through the house with Mrs. As Maxim returns home from London to Manderley, he finds the manor on fire, set alight by the deranged Mrs.
She no longer feels threatened by Rebecca. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters. He is in a huff about the suicide verdict, accusing the de Winters of paying people off to lie about the truth. Therefore, her death is declared a suicide, not murder. Unfortunately, the only reason that Maxim wants to marry her is for companionship; being alone at Manderley with all the bad memories is making him crazy. He acts righteous and oblivious to the truth.
Danvers suggests that she dress as Caroline de Winter, Maxim's ancestor, whose portrait hangs in the house. He then placed her body in a boat and sunk it. The investigation then focuses on Rebecca's secret visit to a London doctor Leo G. Maxim took the body out in a boat which he then scuttled. After meeting Maxim that's his first name , she hears that his wife Rebecca drowned about nine months before, and that he is mourning her loss. As a teenager, du Maurier wrote and read constantly, and her parents encouraged her to paint and act in addition to her literary endeavors.
It turns out that Manderley is burning down. Over time, Maxim continues, Rebecca began breaking her own rules. Favell asks the narrator not to mention his visit to Maxim. The narrator has a drummer announce her entrance using the name of the lady in the portrait: Caroline de Winter. He says they are similar: they are both alone in the world. Danvers has suddenly moved out of Manderley. Now she runs the joint.
Mrs Danvers had said after the inquiry that Rebecca feared nothing except dying a lingering death. As a young woman, the narrator worked for a rich, obnoxious old woman named Mrs. Although the novel was well received by the public, it received little consideration from critics, who perceived the work as an inconsequential, old-fashioned romance novel. Jack Favell, still sure that Maxim killed Rebecca, vows to get revenge, but admits that he has no proof of the crime. During a heated argument, she fell, struck her head and died. After this confession, Maxim tells Mrs. On television, Rebecca was adapted for October 10, 1948 , with and ; May 22, 1950 , with and ; and September 1, 1952 , with and.
Danvers figures out that Favell is accusing Maxim of murdering Rebecca. In 2015, Emma Rice of Kneehigh Theatre in Cornwall adapted Rebecca for the stage. However, at least one plot detail was altered to comply with the , which said that the murder of a spouse had to be punished. Presently at Eton, a fancy school, and will go to Oxford next year. Unlike King, however, du Maurier despised almost all of the films based on her books. This satisfies Colonel Julyan and even Favell as a credible reason for her to kill herself. She was a conniving bitch who slept around.