Friday, May 20, 2016

Top ten fictional houses with personality

Tom Easton is an author of fiction for all ages who has published books under a number of different pseudonyms as well as his own name. One of his top ten fictional "houses which themselves seem to have a personality which affects the story," as shared at the Guardian:
Manderley. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Manderley represents so much more than just a house in Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. It represents wealth and success, a sense of seclusion and protection. And yet, the house has a dark side, harbouring terrible secrets, a violent history and an uncertain future.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Rebecca appears on Martine Bailey's list of six of the best marriage plots in novels, Stella Gonet's six best books list, John Mullan's list of ten of the best conflagrations in literature, Tess Gerritsen's list of five favorite thrillers, Mary Horlock's list of the five best psychos in literature, and Derwent May's critic's chart of top country house books.

--Marshal Zeringue