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Rebecca

Rebecca

by Daphne du Maurier

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

You already know that Alfred Hitchcock directed an acclaimed film adaptation of Rebecca. Did you also know that Hitchcock's film The Birds is adapted from a short story by Daphne du Maurier story with the same name?

Daphne du Maurier's grandfather, George du Maurier, was a famous author and friends with J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. (Source.)

We knew gender was a big theme in Rebecca, but get this: Daphne du Maurier used to dress as a boy and had a male alter-ego named Eric Avon (Source.)

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