Die Daphne-du-Maurier-Verfilmung «My Cousin Rachel» von Roger Michell zeigt, wie undurchschaubare Frauengestalten im Kino. Der junge und naive Gentleman Philip wurde von seinem Cousin Ambrose großgezogen. Dieser teilt ihm in Briefen von seiner neuen Frau Rachel mit, die er über alles liebt. Als Ambrose plötzlich stirbt, trifft Philip auf die manipulative Schönheit. Entdecke die Filmstarts Kritik zu "Meine Cousine Rachel" von Roger Michell: Die englische Schriftstellerin Daphne du Maurier lebte zwar im Jahrhundert.
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Der junge und naive Gentleman Philip wurde von seinem Cousin Ambrose großgezogen. Dieser teilt ihm in Briefen von seiner neuen Frau Rachel mit, die er über alles liebt. Als Ambrose plötzlich stirbt, trifft Philip auf die manipulative Schönheit. Meine Cousine Rachel ist ein Film von Roger Michell aus dem Jahr nach dem gleichnamigen Roman () von Daphne du Maurier. Meine Cousine Rachel ist ein US-amerikanisches Melodram von Henry Koster aus dem Jahr Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Handlung; 2 Produktion; 3 Kritik. Entdecke die Filmstarts Kritik zu "Meine Cousine Rachel" von Roger Michell: Die englische Schriftstellerin Daphne du Maurier lebte zwar im Jahrhundert. Die Daphne-du-Maurier-Verfilmung «My Cousin Rachel» von Roger Michell zeigt, wie undurchschaubare Frauengestalten im Kino. My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie In (Virago Modern Classics, Band 11) | Du Maurier, Daphne, Michell, Roger | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle. In der Neuverfilmung von Daphne Du Mauriers Roman "Meine Cousine Rachel" nutzt eine Frau ihr Wissen und ihre sexuellen Erfahrungen aus.
In der Neuverfilmung von Daphne Du Mauriers Roman "Meine Cousine Rachel" nutzt eine Frau ihr Wissen und ihre sexuellen Erfahrungen aus. My Cousin Rachel OmU. Neuverfilmung von Daphne du Mauriers melodramatischem Roman. R+B: Roger Michell – K: Mike Eley – M: Rael Jones – D: Rachel. Der junge und naive Gentleman Philip wurde von seinem Cousin Ambrose großgezogen. Dieser teilt ihm in Briefen von seiner neuen Frau Rachel mit, die er über alles liebt. Als Ambrose plötzlich stirbt, trifft Philip auf die manipulative Schönheit.
Principal photography began on April 4, ,   and lasted through the spring in England and Italy. Weisz was costumed by Dinah Collin, who aimed for a fashion foreign to Cornwall, and consulted portraits to create an authentic classy appearance.
The pearls used in the story were also made for the film, based on an painting. For the part, Weisz had to learn to ride a horse side-saddle, a feat made more challenging given her costume.
The horse, previously used on the television production Game of Thrones , fell to the ground when it felt Weisz pull on its rein, as it had been trained to do for television, causing Weisz to fear for her safety.
In May , two images from the film were released, featuring Claflin and Weisz. In the U. The site's critical consensus reads, "Excellent cinematography and Rachel Weisz's entrancing performance keep My Cousin Rachel alluring despite a central mystery that's rather easily unlocked.
Mark Kermode awarded the film four stars in The Guardian , crediting Weisz for challenging the film 's star Olivia de Havilland as the definitive Rachel, and Michell for his period direction.
Club said Michell was "making a welcome return to interesting movies" with this "mordant and fittingly morbid British film with a superbly cast Rachel Weisz.
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Rest In Peace Ambrose!! Dear Philip, Oh, how I worried for you. Your life was so small you couldn't even see how much it had stifled you.
I did respect your authentic struggle between feeling jealous of Ambrose and Rachel's happiness in their new marriage and your guilt for having such feelings.
You were being real and honest with yourself - facing 'what's so'. You weren't blaming anyone - or lashing out negatively against anyone just because of your own negative feelings.
I wasn't sure who you were any longer. I not sure you knew either. It looked like you were acting out impulsively to me -- in ways that perhaps Rachel might do I actually don't think either - you or Rachel ever acted impulsively.
I think you were both playing a master chess game. I am sorry you lost Ambrose. I'm sorry you lost him the way you did. I was sorry that you hurt.
I was very sorry for your loss of Don your doggie. I found it somewhat interesting that right after Don died the first thought that ran through your mind was noticing that Rachel was caring for you - for the first time perhaps - more than Ambrose.
You seemed to deny your 'own' feelings for your loss as Don, saying to Rachel, I was thinking If you had something fall on 'your' head You were so in chanted by Rachel at that moment, Philip, your dog who had been with you your entire life took a second seat.
What a fool you were! I don't think you really meant to do any harm And why? You were woman- starved your entire life! You needed time to catch up with 'growing yourself up'.
You certainly didn't need to even consider jumping into a marriage at age 25 as a virgin man! It was your own fault if Rachel had you tied by her little finger.
Dear Rachel, Oh my dear woman How funny! I did like that line you said a 'few' times. I was wondering why you didn't just say, "come to my bed" You had better strategic moves, didn't you?
Plotting were you? You could seem so delicate. The entire staff adored you You had me believing in your thriftlessness--your unpolishedness.
But you were actually quite skilled and sophisticated You had a natural masterly authoritative way about yourself. Tears included. I'm not sure I fault you though Philip and you 'both' played a dangerous game with the hearts of love - money - and -control.
Dear Don, I'm sorry you died so suddenly. You were 15 years old. I loved when you snuggled near the fireplace with Philip Rest in peace, Don!
You were a treasure in this story. Oct 17, Merphy Napier rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult , classics , mystery.
I could see how some might call this story boring, it's very slow - BUT, to me the slow moving mystery, disturbing characters, and hints that made me flip back and forth between who I suspected I loved it so much.
Then you have du Mourier's ability to write an ending that both doesn't say enough, and says just enough to make me SURE I know what happened.
And her friend was in on it. She probably did it to tons of guys hide spoiler ] but the next person could think something totally different and have really good reasons to think so!
That's the thing! And it's so freaking brilliant View 1 comment. Jul 26, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: axis , historical-mystery , , historical-fiction , e-book , classics , classic-mystery.
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A scathingly wicked masterpiece- This book has a very heavy atmospheric quality that drew me in right from the start.
In fact, I was so transfixed, I put aside everything else and gave myself over to its allure. Phillip Ashley was raised by his cousin, Ambrose, a confirmed bachelor.
Finally, I managed to work it into my schedule, but I wish I had discovered this gem sooner! This book combines Gothic mystery, strong feminist undertones, psychological mind games, vanity, guilt, and suspicion, which nearly made me delirious with delight.
But, it also left me with a plethora of theories and speculations. Is Rachel guilty… or was it really Phillip? Or was she Innocent?
Did Phillip needlessly destroy his life? Written back in , the book was a little ahead of its time, although some may have only taken it at face value.
This book was practically tailor made for my reading tastes, so naturally, it gets five big stars!! View all 53 comments.
Jun 04, PorshaJo rated it it was amazing Shelves: audio , challenge , favorites , challengereads , favorites I loved this story! It reminded me so much of Rebecca, both have that gothic atmosphere, the bit of romance, the slow moving story that builds such tension, and the dimwitted main character.
I thought briefly this might even surpass Rebecca as my favorite, but how can you top 'Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again'?
Though not too shabby here with 'They used to hang men at Four Tunings in the old days'. My Cousin Rachel tells the story of obsession.
Philip is a young gent, who is grievin I loved this story! Philip is a young gent, who is grieving over the loss of his cousin, who also raised him, Ambrose.
Ambrose was recently married to his cousin Rachel and became quite ill and died. Now Rachel goes to Cornwall to return the belonging of Ambrose to Philip, and the two finally meet.
Oh there is jealousy, deceit, and such an obsession in this wonderful tale. I don't want to tell anymore as to give anything away.
Just read this one and decide for yourself about cousin Rachel. Is she evil or not? I listened to this one via audio and the narrator was awesome!
Jonathan Pryce, the actor, adds so much to this story, building the tension even more as he reads this tale. If you are a fan of audios, I highly suggest this one.
I loved every minute of this and the tension and suspense went right to the end. A top read and top audio for the year, and a new book to add to my favorites and list of those I would enjoy a re-read.
View all 75 comments. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Du Maurier wields her audience like puppets, deftly stringing readers from truths to untruths in ways both delightful and maddening.
View all 7 comments. Jul 26, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: gothic. I'd rate it 4. The book actually began a little slowly for me, and it felt almost discombobulated, as if DuMaurier were shuffling toward the storyline.
But then Rachel appears and everything clicks masterfully into gear. DuMaurier expertly conjures a brooding, ambiguous atmosphere, and from the very beginning we wonder about this This was a buddy-read with James Jay , author of Watching Glass Shatter , and I'm so happy we read this.
DuMaurier expertly conjures a brooding, ambiguous atmosphere, and from the very beginning we wonder about this bewitching woman who seizes our narrator, young Philip, in the grip of her Italianate charm.
The fact that she may have been responsible for Philip's guardian's death is something he dismisses with the enthusiasm of the young, until Plot summaries abound, and I won't add to them here.
The language of the book is utterly beguiling, those languid fluid sentences sweep us through the plot and make us take notice of all sorts of subtleties: the cut of a dress, the gleam of an eye, the inflection of a voice, and of course the natural world in all its infinite variety: "The wind of the day before had blown itself up-country, taking the rain with it, and at noon the sun had broken through and the sky was clear.
There was a salty brightness in the air, lending a zest to walking, and you could hear the running swell of the sea as it broke upon the rocks fringing the bay.
The plot moved through its gears with precision, and even when I knew or sensed what was coming, it was a sublime pleasure to see DuMaurier spin it out, taking her time, building suspense so perfectly.
Oddly enough, though, it was the very expert nature of the narrative that makes this book, for me, slightly less interesting than Rebecca.
Rebecca has always seemed to me almost Sui generis, and it enchanted me equally yet surprised me more; it seemed more complex and difficult to pin down, a narrative of almost infinite slipperiness and ambiguity.
My Cousin Rachel, by contrast, is less layered and more straightforward, even though it has its own twists and turns and beautiful ambiguities. Still, this is a book that will reside with me for some time and one that I'll no doubt return to, if only to see and admire how DuMaurier handles a certain aspect of plotting or character, how she masterfully drops her clues into the narrative stream, how she keeps the pages turning, knowing exactly when to slow down and admire a landscape, and when to speed us through.
This is a thoroughly pleasurable book, and one that I highly recommend. View all 32 comments. Shelves: english , gothic , , literary-fiction. You don't have to be a lover of the gothic to love My Cousin Rachel.
First and foremost, this is scintillating, seductive storytelling by the author who brought us Rebecca. I must say, while the plot of Rebecca is more complex, boasting an ending that twists and surprises, I think I liked this more.
The simplicity of My Cousin Rachel makes it a pleasure to read. Such sly intimations, such lurking dread! Quick synopsis: Philip's cousin Ambrose, a long time woman-hater, goes traveling and surprise You don't have to be a lover of the gothic to love My Cousin Rachel.
Quick synopsis: Philip's cousin Ambrose, a long time woman-hater, goes traveling and surprises everyone by sending news that he's met and married a woman guess who.
Then he surprises everyone by Under questionable circumstances. Soon after, Rachel turns up on Philip's doorstep.
Did she or didn't she? She might have - but she's so pretty! The mystery is confounding. It's naughty too, with erotic elements that bring to mind to the sadly under-read gothic treat Sweetheart, Sweetheart.
Don't even try to tell me your heart isn't palpitating when dear Philip, in a great manly gesture, bestows to Rachel his 'family jewels' on the bed.
Oh, this is old fashioned jewel-bestowing at its finest! You'll turn those pages, gobble them up, because du Maurier is just that good.
The ambiguity she creates is Turn of the Screw good. You'll change your mind about Rachel a dozen times before and after you've reached the story's end.
With all this mental ping-pong, you might not even notice you're reading a gothic novel, although it has all the classic tropes too - the old and venerated estate, unreliable?
It seems to me Ms. Her prose is elegant. Her story is addictive, and so well constructed, too. She's smart and stylish, both.
Plus, don't forget, gothic as hell. View all 55 comments. My Cousin Rachel was published in , and is a gripping story of suspense. It very much recalls the feel and style of her earlier mystery novel "Rebecca" of The novel's narrator is Philip Ashley, a young man who had been orphaned at the early age of seven.
He was raised by his bachelor uncle Ambrose, the owner of a large country estate on the Cornish coast. In the first chapter, we learn Philip's life story up to the age of Ambrose had been a very unconventional guardian, teaching Ph My Cousin Rachel was published in , and is a gripping story of suspense.
Ambrose had been a very unconventional guardian, teaching Philip his alphabet by using the initials of swear-words, for instance, but Philip clearly idolised him.
As Philip grew up, they ran the estate together in an all-male household, where Ambrose taught Philip to have nothing to do with women; that they were a "race apart.
The only women in his life have been slight acquaintances, whom he usually found laughable. He does have one female friend, Louise Kendall, the daughter of his godfather, but he views her as young and immature.
During this chapter, in which Philip shares his thoughts, it is clear that something has gone badly wrong. There are frequent mysterious allusions.
Philip is clearly tormented by feelings of guilt towards someone he calls "Rachel" - possibly the Rachel of the novel's title.
Was Rachel innocent or guilty? Maybe I shall learn that too, in purgatory. The narrator seems bent on mentally torturing himself with reminiscences.
She does this by slowing the novel right down. Although Philip is speaking in flashback, his memories of the events he is recounting from chapter 2 onwards feel very much like the present.
The language is at times poetic; the images lush and beautiful, especially the parts set in Italy. His letters told Philip that while he was in Florence, he had fallen in love and married a cousin of theirs called Rachel, the widow of an Italian nobleman, Sangalletti.
Sangalletti had been killed in a duel, leaving her childless and in a precarious financial position. They wanted to travel to England, but it would not be for a long time as there were many financial affairs to sort out.
Philip was devastated by this news, but also ashamed that he could not be pleased for Ambrose, while everyone else seemed delighted for the happy couple.
Ambrose's letters became increasingly sporadic, and unlike the carefree Ambrose of old. When he did write he complained of the relentless sun, the stuffy atmosphere of the villa Sangalletti and terrible headaches.
Ambrose also said that a friend and advisor of Rachel's called Rainaldi had recommended that he see a different doctor, whom he referred to as "a cut-throat.
They are liars, the whole bunch. He constantly shifted between viewing her as as some kind of overbearing bossy dragon, or as a prissy feminine creature making unreasonable demands.
We have many possible scenarios in our minds, but nothing substantial. On Philip's arrival in Florence the tension is cranked up another notch when he discovers that Ambrose has died there in suspicious circumstances, and that Rachel has left.
The description of the countryside, the villa Sangalletti and the servants through Philip's eyes make it clear that he cannot understand how Ambrose could have ever been happy here.
Already we have the dichotomy. Is Philip's view of the world impossibly sheltered, or has there been some sort of conspiracy? Philip is badly shocked by the realisation that he will never see Ambrose again.
Is this colouring his views? He calls on Rainaldi, who seems startled when he sees Philip, but quickly recovers himself and explains that Ambrose's condition had deteriorated quickly, with his behaviour becoming very strange and that this was because of pressure on his brain.
The reader knows this to be possible, as Philip's godfather, Nick Kendall, has explained that Ambrose's father had himself died of a brain tumour, having suffered terrible headaches beforehand.
Nevertheless, Philip feels intense dislike and mistrust for Rainaldi and hatred of the unknown Rachel "the shadowy hated figure of that woman I had never seen… she had become a monster, larger than life itself.
Shortly afterwards his godfather receives a letter from Rainaldi. The death certificate confirmed that Ambrose's cause of death was a brain tumour.
In addition, Ambrose had never changed his will in Rachel's favour so Philip is still heir to the estate.
He will inherit the estate and all the consequent duties in a few months, when he becomes Again we have the jarring note. Why did Ambrose not change his will?
Why is there no provision whatsoever for his widow? During the next two weeks Philip builds up a mental image of the hated Rachel whom he blames for wrecking both their lives.
But then word comes to say that Rachel has arrived by boat at Plymouth. Apparently she has all Ambrose's possessions with her and wants to return them to Philip.
It is impressed on Philip by his godfather that he must, however reluctantly, invite her to stay with him briefly. The servant Seecombe pulls out all the stops to prepare the house for a female visitor, unearthing silver which Philip had never seen before and so on.
On the day Rachel is due to arrive, Philip goes out so that there will be no one to receive her. He determines to do as little as possible for his visitor despite the servants' excitement.
When Philip does eventually meet his cousin he is brusque to the point of rudeness, and tries hard to maintain a cold demeanour. The reader sees Philip's dilemma.
She has a mischievous sense of humour, which deflects all Philip's bombast. Her unpretentiousness and knowledge of the estate - the lands, buildings and all the tenants - unnerve Philip, and he begins to learn that she and Ambrose were very close.
Philip finds himself at ease with her; all thoughts of anger, hatred and fear disappear very quickly. The next day Philip shows Rachel around the estate and introduces her to the tenants in the surrounding farms.
She is instantly welcomed and liked by all, seeming to have a true empathy with people. Philip is startled by this, especially when Seecombe refers to her as "the mistress" and it is made clear both how much she is liked for herself, and also how everybody would have loved Ambrose to have brought his new wife to live on the estate.
It only takes a couple of days for Rachel to have completely destroyed any intentions Philip had to make her feel unwelcome.
On the contrary he now resents the fact that she was supposed to stay with the Kendalls, and seems to want to keep her all to himself.
The reader deduces that this impressionable young man is becoming besotted with this mysterious, older woman.
His friend Louise tells him that she is beautiful, but he claims on the contrary that she is "the most ordinary woman I have ever met.
Rachel has brought many plants from Florence and she spends a lot of time working in the gardens with Tamlyn, the head gardener.
Evidently Rachel is an expert on plants and herbs and often provides advice on the use of herbal remedies to the staff in the house and the families in the nearby farms.
Rachel becomes well-loved by all, and Philip comments that she seems to know far more about many of the people than he has ever managed to learn in his entire life.
Louise, however sees her differently. She is, after all, possibly in love with Philip and therefore jealous. Rainaldi too is depicted as unreliable; he is "disliked intensely" by the narrator.
But is Rainaldi's judgement sound? We have glimpses of his own view of Rachel, "the nature of her impulses has not always led her into happiness.
Daphne du Maurier is in total control, manipulating our loyalties. In addition, one of the unusual and almost hypnotic elements of this novel is the changing moods created by the author.
The main character's feelings are constantly mirrored by the manner of describing the locations, and especially the weather. When Philip is dreading the arrival of his visitor he goes walking in the wind and rain.
He gets wet "nearly to the skin. The wind is blowing and by the time he returns home he is chilled and wet.
The fire, which had not been lit since last winter, burnt with a false crackle. There was a sort of beauty to them, cold and clear, that caught at the heart and made me start in wonder.
From my window the long lawns dipped to the meadows, and the meadows to the sea, and all of them were white with frost, and white too under the moon.
The trees that fringed the lawns were black and still… suddenly from the hush and stillness I heard that high sharp bark of a vixen… away in the distance in the open park… and now the full moon toppled the trees and held the sky and nothing stirred on the lawns beneath my window… here about me was a wealth of beauty that we might have shared.
Later, when Philip feels that he has succeeded with an audacious plan to secure the future he desires most, he "rode home with a reckless feeling in my heart… I would have sung aloud but I could not keep to a single tune.
The hedgerows were green, and the willows were in bud, and all the honeyed mass of golden gorse in bloom. It was a day for folly and high fever.
I did not run, but for all that I achieved the beacon hill. The moon, so nearly full, hovered, with swollen cheek, above the bay, and wore about his face the look of a wizard man who shared my secret… there were the flickering lights of the little towns along the western coast, and our own harbour lights to the east as well… I climbed down… and laughing to myself at this folly most sublime plunged into the water.
Gone was the mellow warmth of the past weeks, the smooth sea, and the sun. Great clouds with dragging tails, black-edged and filled with rain, came scudding from the west, and now and again with sudden bursting fury emptied themselves as hail.
The sea was a turmoil in the western bay. Threaded through the entire novel is the tension set up between the two main characters. Daphne du Maurier is a master at ambiguity as well as suspense.
She holds her audience in thrall throughout, making the reader constantly sway between one theory and another, believing in one character and doubting another, only to have this turned on its head by a chance occurrence.
Are they trying to poison me? And a little later, "She has done for me at last, Rachel my torment. Has the pressure in Ambrose's brain made his hallucinations yet worse?
Is it true as he says that "Money, God forgive me for saying so, is, at the present time, the only way to her heart.
Louise says of Rachel, near the end, "She came to England, and to Cornwall, for a purpose, which she has now accomplished.
Is anyone impossibly naive - or anyone overly suspicious? The author keeps the doubts and suspicion going right until the end of the novel.
So does the reader ever discover the answers? Well now, that would be telling! One sentence maybe sums it up "Only cold hard facts, twisted to distortion.
You see, I was Philip when I wrote the book When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. And you have it there from the horse's mouth.
I have been struggling with this review a bit and I think I know why. If you have Rebecca as a point of reference before you read this one, I think you may struggle to review this one, too.
If I did not have Rebecca, I would probably go with 4 to 4. With Rebecca, it is still great, but 3. I am rounding up to 4 because it is still a very good book, just not Rebecca good!
While intense and mysterious, I found that the intensity and mystery plateaued early on in the b I have been struggling with this review a bit and I think I know why.
While intense and mysterious, I found that the intensity and mystery plateaued early on in the book and kind of stayed there throughout.
Even getting into the final scenes in the book, everything just unfolded at the same level. Now, this is just how it was for me. Others may find the resolution more intriguing and high intensity than I did.
After the first third of the book I got the idea of what we as readers should be wondering about and that never really changed or grew; du Maurier just kept piling on more details about what was already going on and what had happened, and I was over here waiting for intricate and mind-blowing twists or side journeys.
So far it seems I have focused on the negative. As an overall experience, I am not sorry in the least that I gave it a try.
Again, I think it mainly comes down to trying to follow up Rebecca being a very big challenge! View all 15 comments.
As a reader you twist and turn unable to decide. Can't wait for the release of the movie. View all 9 comments. What's better than this book?
What author on earth is better than Daphne du Maurier? What have we been doing, all this time? Reading impenetrable bollocks like Ulysses?
This book has a scene where Philip throws a rope up to Rachel in her bedroom window and she, who might have murdered his family, hauls the basket on the rope up hand over hand, and then he climbs up after and watches while she spills all of his family jewels out of the basket onto her bed.
And then they fuck on them. I realize th What's better than this book? I realize that in real life this would be super uncomfortable for whoever's on the bottom getting gems in their shoulderblades, but in a book it's a scene of Tom Hardyan vividness.
It's pure gothic magic. Daphne du Maurier, deciding whether to poison you And why do we talk about gothics as though they're second-class?
Second to what? Most gothics are about relationships too, after all, from Lady Audley's Secret on down: families, and whether we know ours, and how trust can warp.
They'll throw some poison or a ghost in to liven things up - and why shouldn't they? Wouldn't Mrs. Dalloway be a little better with poison or a ghost?
But their interests are in the home - home, as it grows around you like kudzu. I wondered how it could be that two people who had loved could yet have such a misconception of each other and, with a common grief, grow far apart.
And what theme is more grand than that? Gravity's Rainbow? That book has its head so far up its ass that it's come out its own dick, which is coincidentally its grand theme.
One of the things du Maurier is, here and in Rebecca, is a master of ambiguity. The basic plot here is that Philip's guardian, Ambrose, goes on vacation; meets a dark woman; falls in love and dies under suspicious circumstances.
The woman arrives at what's now Philip's home and sets her eyes in turn on him. Or: Ambrose, and then Philip, rotted with malice and distrust, set out to destroy a powerless woman.
Du Maurier is so good at laying hints in each direction - you change your mind from chapter to chapter, and she never makes you feel cheated.
Each step is fair. She's even borrowed Wilkie Collins's old letter trick, embellishing and undermining the main story with a trickle of letters that fill in the backstory and which may not themselves be trustworthy.
Whatever they touch, somehow turns to tragedy. Ishiguro is the only author who can match her for telling stories under stories.
She has all the tricks: unreliable narrators, mysteries, epistolaries. She's the entire arsenal.
Rachel Weisz and who cares in My Cousin Rachel We call du Maurier's prose purple, but I reject that as a valid description of anything. I deny the term altogether.
Du Maurier's sentences are exciting, and they always do exactly what she wants them to. I have no interest in dividing sentences up into castes.
But if we're to divide authors into castes - and we are, that's what we do when we talk about classics - then why isn't du Maurier at the top?
This is a flawless novel. It's perfect in every way. Every word is in service to the story; it's a real story about real things; it's always a page-turner.
It's not a guilty pleasure, to be read when you're tired of serious literature. It is the serious literature. View all 27 comments. Feb 19, James rated it really liked it Shelves: 1-fiction , 9-readmarch.
Earlier this year, a Goodreads buddy, Michael, and I were chatting about various books when we decided to do a buddy read together, selecting this wonderful Gothic edition.
We were both interested to see if it lived up to the hype and how it compared to the author's other words. We agreed on early March and got to it this week.
I've only started doing buddy reads in the last few months, but they are quite fun I recommend them. The language is intense and full of amazing imagery and astounding descriptions.
Philip's parents die when he is less than a year old, but his cousin Ambrose raises him in their England home. At some point years later, Ambrose unexpectedly marries a widow named Rachel who is half-Italian and grew up in Tuscany.
It's an odd pairing, as she has a bit of a reputation for husband-hunting and spending lots of money. Philip is distraught, but searches for her in Italy.
Rachel eventually shows up in England looking to meet her pseudo-stepson, and that's when the story really begins to get interesting.
There's an air of darkness concerning Ambrose's death--was Rachel involved? She has a suitor of sorts who follows her from Tuscany--yet both claim there is nothing but friendship.
Philip intends to crucify his cousin Rachel after reading a few letters from his late cousin, Ambrose; however, things take a surprising turn when more secrets are revealed and there's a bit of romance developing in the background.
Key Thoughts 1. You will feel like you are sitting at a table in the house watching everything occur around you. The super-fine details are what challenge your intellect to decide what is real and what is not.
As a plot, it's classic -- did she or didn't she kill him? But here's the interesting part It's not a mystery in terms of researching the past to see if murder actually happened.
It's entirely psychological in the relationship between Philip and Rachel I went back and forth multiple times deciding whether I liked Rachel and Philip as characters and as human beings.
Humanity and kindness are huge themes in this novel. Attitude and disinterest are also keen to make themselves present within the relationships.
Sometimes I wanted to throttle both, other times, the tenderness was admirable. The last few chapters truly push the envelope in terms of engaging more doubt before there is a final reveal.
I had on my 'writer glasses' and couldn't stop analyzing the word choice in du Maurier's initial chapters.
It was disconnected and hard to attach myself, too. I also found a few words that were repeated a couple of times on the same page a pet peeve for me in my own writing and after the third or fourth, I slapped myself and realized it wasn't important.
That's way too high of a percentage to ever get stuck! If you love Italy or the quintessential proper English culture and decor, you will enjoy this novel.
The only thing that bugged me from time to time was not really knowing enough about Philip prior to meeting Rachel, so I could form a strong enough opinion on who he was as a person, i.
My favorite part of the whole book Summary du Maurier is quite skilled at creating scenery, characters, and undetermined truth.
We really never know who to believe, even in the end. But it works. Whereas Rebecca was a stronger plot, I think My Cousin Rachel pushes the envelope more in terms of who should we believe.
Either case, I really enjoyed the read, especially discussing it with Michael, who is an author you might want to take a look at new book coming out in April ' I plan to review the author's bibliography this summer to see if there's another potential novel of hers I'd like to read.
View all 4 comments. This, I thought to myself, is another trick of women, to throw a Jest in the air that left a sting behind it.
That was the infuriating thing about a woman. Always the last word. Leaving one to grapple with ill-temper, and she herself serene. A woman, it seemed, was never in the wrong.
Or if she was, she twisted the fault to her advantage, making it seem otherwise. They were clearly well-suited to each other, and Philip was raised enjoying their privileged status and their circle of friends.
The estate collected rents from tenants and was a thriving business, with grounds running down to the sea. They give some cast-off clothing to the tenants for Christmas!
He was pretty much fancy-free. As there is no woman in the house we can put our boots on the table and spit on the carpet.
Philip is jealous to the core, and when Ambrose dies of an undetermined illness, he is beside himself with suspicion and hatred.
But I had completely forgotten Richard Burton as young Philip, and even now, I find it difficult to imagine because he had such a powerful presence as an older man.
Philip is not a country bumpkin. He was sent away to school and educated well. They often had dinner guests from among the other landowners and people of influence, but servants were servants, the working class was the working class, and he was pretty sheltered.
He grew up to look uncannily like his older cousin. I enjoyed this a lot and seeing how du Maurier deals with the light and shade of relationships.
Her descriptions of the landscape, weather, the dust in the old rooms, the clothing and the changing thereof or not set the scene perfectly.
The sea was very blue, almost purple where it covered the rocks, and had that deep full look about it that always comes with the flood tide.
The fishing fleet had put out, and were standing eastward to catch the shore breeze. Back at home the house was in shadow now, only the weathervane on the top of the clock tower catching a loose shaft of light.
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But when he meets Rachel and falls in love with her, he knows that his suspicions must have been unfounded. But were they, or is Rachel just trying to use Philip to get at the estate Ambrose left to him instead of to her?
And will she murder him next? Philip Ashley Richard Burton is a brash young man in this Gothic tale. When Cousin Ambrose writes to him that his wife is slowly killing him, he accepts it without question After all, his father died of a brain tumor Philip rushes to Italy to see his cousin but the man was dead and buried by the time he arrived.
His widow was not there and Philip immediately leaves to return to his estate. Out of the blue, Rachel arrives at Philip's estate soon after this.
Inexplicably, he almost immediately likes her and just assumes the letters were the ramblings of a madman. While this could be true, Philip's change of heart betray him as a very immature sort of young man.
And, when he falls for Rachel and wishes to marry her, you wonder Regardless, it soon becomes apparent that Philip has some serious issues!
When Ben Mankiewiecz introduced this film, he indicated that many thought Richard Burton was miscast as Philip because he was too old He just happened to look older and the part called for a young many about to turn Burton's performance earned him an Oscar nomination--oddly, for Best Supporting Actor even though he was in every scene and clearly was the star.
His performance is full of power and intensity This movie is in many ways very reminiscent of the earlier film "Suspicion" which, interestingly, starred de Havilland's sister Joan Fontaine.
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Director: Henry Koster. In the spring, Ambrose says that he and Rachel are married and have no immediate plans to return to Cornwall. Gradually, the tone of Ambrose's correspondence changes.
He complains of the sun, the stuffy atmosphere of the Villa Sangalletti, and terrible headaches. In a letter that reaches Philip in July, Ambrose says that a friend of Rachel's called Rainaldi has recommended that Ambrose see a different doctor.
Ambrose says he can trust no one and claims that Rachel watches him constantly. Philip discusses the contents of the letter with his godfather Nick, who is his guardian until his coming of age at Nick suggests that Ambrose may be suffering from a brain tumour.
Philip travels to Italy and reaches the Villa Sangalletti, where he learns that Ambrose is dead and that Rachel has left the villa. When Philip returns to Cornwall, Nick tells Philip that he has received a communication from Rainaldi, containing two pieces of information: the death certificate confirms that Ambrose's cause of death was a brain tumour, and, as Ambrose had never changed his will in Rachel's favour, Philip is still heir to the estate.
Two weeks later, Nick receives word from Rachel, saying that she has arrived by boat at Plymouth. Philip invites her to stay with him, and a harmony develops between them.
One day, a tenant from East Lodge gives Philip a letter from Ambrose, written three months before his death. In it, Ambrose tells Philip about his illness and talks of Rachel's recklessness with money and her habit of turning to Rainaldi rather than himself.
Finally, he wonders if they are trying to poison him, and he asks Philip to come to see him. Rachel later shows Philip an unsigned will that Ambrose wrote in which he leaves his property to Rachel.
Philip begins to trust Rachel again. On the day before Philip's 25th birthday, he prepares to transfer Ambrose's estate to Rachel.
He also gives her the family jewels, and they make love. The next day, Philip announces that he and Rachel are getting married, but she denies this in front of friends.
Not long afterward, Philip falls ill for many weeks, during which Rachel nurses him. When he is well enough to go outside, he finds that the terraced gardens are complete and that work has begun on a sunken garden.
The foreman tells Philip that the bridge over the garden is a framework and will not bear any weight. Philip suspects that Rachel tried to poison him and, with Louise's help, searches her room.
They find nothing to incriminate Rachel and wonder if they are misjudging her. Meanwhile, Rachel has walked to the terraced garden and stepped onto the bridge over the sunken garden.
Philip finds her broken body lying amongst the timber and stone. He takes her in his arms, and she looks at him, calling him Ambrose before she dies.
The book's title reflects Philip's consistent references to Rachel as "my cousin Rachel" up to the moment he realises that he is in love with her.My Cousin Rachel. Im Banne von Rachel Weisz. Der englische Gentlemnen Philip ist am Boden zerstört, als er erfährt, dass sein Cousin und Vormund Ambrose. In der Romanverfilmung Meine Cousine Rachel wird Sam Claflin in den Bann seiner Cousine Rachel Weisz gezogen und verliebt sich in sie, obwohl er. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»My Cousin Rachel. Film Tie-In«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! My Cousin Rachel OmU. Neuverfilmung von Daphne du Mauriers melodramatischem Roman. R+B: Roger Michell – K: Mike Eley – M: Rael Jones – D: Rachel.