Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Lesson plans and teaching resources
In this video from the British Library (8:51), Professor John Bowen discusses key motifs in Gothic novels, including the uncanny, the sublime and the supernatural. Includes brief discussion of sexuality as motif; preview for appropriateness. Also available at YouTube, here.
How Daphne du Maurier wrote Rebecca
Biography and background information.
Biography, chapter summaries, themes, discussion questions and learning activities, including research and writing. 5 pages; Adobe Reader required.
Summary, brief author bio, and 18 discussion questions.
Multiple choice quiz questions.
30 words drawn from the novel. Follow links for online self-test, review.