A mysterious and haunting spirit lurks within the walls of Rose Red, the setting for Stephen King's upcoming ABC miniseries tie-in by the same name. Built on a Native American burial ground in early 20th-century Seattle, the mansion—which is constantly under construction—sets the scene for a multitude of inexplicable disappearances and ghastly deaths. While moody oil tycoon John Rimbauer refuses to acknowledge that the house has a mind of its own, his young wife, Ellen, dramatizes these eerie events with great detail in her diary, often personifying the house as if it were a living being. Or, perhaps, a non -living being? While the evolution of Ellen's character from innocent and submissive to frighteningly powerful is a slow process, the language and questioning nature of her entries entice the reader as the mystery of Rose Red is brought into full bloom. Ellen also reveals frustration and disappointment with her marriage—namely her husband's unfaithfulness and alarmingly frequent involvement in voyeuristic activities—as well as a growing confusion about her sexual identity and attachment to her friend and African handmaid, Sukeena.
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Amazing read! My Life at Rose Red is a coming-of-age novel framed in horror. It is a diary written by fictional character Ellen Rimbauer and recounts her exploits in life, in love gone wrong, and most I looooooooooove this book. I don't know why. But it is wonderful. I have read it like, 8 times. And yet I don't own it.
I should work on that. I read this with one of my bestest buddies back in the Steven Rimbauer. At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become.
The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansioncalled Rose Redan enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red is a rare document, one that gives us an unusual view of daily life among the aristocracy in the early s, a window into one womans hidden emotional torment, and a record of the mysterious events at Rose Red that scandalized Seattle society at the timeevents that can only be fully understood now that the diary has come to light.
Edited by Joyce Reardon, Ph. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history. Joyce Reardon.
Amazing read! My Life at Rose Red is a coming-of-age novel framed in horror. It is a diary written by fictional character Ellen Rimbauer and recounts her exploits in life, in love gone wrong, and most I looooooooooove this book. I don't know why. But it is wonderful.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
This is the Dairy of Ellen Rimbauer. This pulls you in your always wondering what in the world can happen next, this takes you from her husband courting her to the house he is having built, to the honeymoon a year traveling the world and back to the grand house that they name RED ROSE. At times the book can be racy and is wonderful. This book takes your thru all kinds of people disappearing and dying, love and loss and even a different kind of love.