Hugeness (See GIANTISM.)Manderley
place of Maxim de Winter’s unhappy marriage, and of his happy one, goes up in flames. [Br. Lit.: D. duMaurier Rebecca in Magill I, 806]
medieval house where Catherine Morland imagines dungeons, ghosts, and mysterious events. [Br. Lit.: Austen Northanger Abbey in Magill II, 750]
scene of Miss Havisham’s reclusive life and fiery death. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations]
plantation home of Scarlett O’Hara. [Am. Lit.: Margaret Mitchell Gone With The Wind]
home where Jane Eyre met Mr. Rochester and where he perishes in a fire. [Br. Lit.: Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre]
remotely situated home where Heathcliff nurses his vengeful plans. [Br. Lit.: Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights in Magill I, 1137]
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