The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer

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by Joyce Reardon
     
 

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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

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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 1900s, 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.D. as part of her research, the diary is being published as preparations are being made by Dr. Reardon to enter Rose Red and fully investigate its disturbing history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401397630
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
02/01/2002
Series:
Digital Picture Book
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
81,882
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Diary of Ellen Rimbauer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Considering that this was exactley what I expected, and my expectations were high, I definately loved 'The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer! It showed so many clear images of the life that she lived while at Rose Red. Having all the elements that any story should have including loyalty, tragedy, secduction, and horror. One of the things that I loved most about 'The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer' was how much Rose Red (her house) took her in and loved her. It was almost in a way that seems out to be possesive of her, like a jelous man trying to protect her without asking her what she wants first. The author did a very excellent job at portraying the connection between Rose Red and Ellen. Although Ellen's husband (John Rimbauer) built the house for Ellen, Rose Red didn't see John as her owner. I think that Stephan King was brilliant once again in how he set the mood. One thing I didn't like about The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, was the fact that Ellen could not leave the house. As much of a person I am for female rights, it was hard not to get emotionally caotic when she submissed to John only for the fact to get what she wanted. I do think that was very smart on her move, but I also find it very degrading as a woman. I would have liked to see more leverage than just sex to get what she wanted. I loved the loyalty that Sukina (Ellens new maid that she brought home from Africa) showed while taking care of Ellen when she needed to be taken care of and the way that Ellen made her feel like a sister rather than a maid. Both Ellen and Sukinas' feelings about her husband John were exactly alike. They both saw him infested with adualtry and conspiracy. I liked that they stuck together to get what they wanted and used eachother as support when Rose Red was vanishing people that posed as a threat to Ellen. Ellen made a promise to her house, to never stop building her and kept that promise. Now that Ellen has passed Rose Red still builds. I think that as unusual and unbeleivable as this sounds, its nearly hard to ignore the fact that it is real. Rose Red is no fictional story, and I think that anyone who has any believes in life after death will see the truth behind Rose Red. I believe that Rose Red is real, even to this day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This diary truly makes you feel as if you are getting a peak into a place no one should be allowed to go. The diary is great as a stand-alone book, but reading before you watch the movie makes it that much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Dad recommended for me to see this first from his DVD collection when I was browsing for a movie to view. The movie I enjoyed. The book is better. It explained in more detail what the movie didn't. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
klfbooks More than 1 year ago
Once you start you will not want to put the book down. Saw the Steven King movie first and was thrilled to find the book that started it. You will not be let down. Go right out and purchase it .
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. I was hooked all the way though. Susepnse, mystery, adventure, horror, romance, tragedy...I could go on and on. It has all I could have asked for in a book! A must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the best books that has been written. i loved it and i know others will too. it's one of those books you don't want to put down and don't want to end. first time i read this book was a little over a year ago and i still read it, talk about it, and recommend it to everbody and everybody i've recommended it to loves it also. it's a book that will be remembered by its readers for years and years. it's truely an awesome book. READ IT!! BUY IT! LOVE IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well if you don't Believe in ghost well you better Believe. When I Saw Rose Red It made me believe in ghost and When i did some research on Ellen.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Loved this book although the end was slightly disappointing, left me with questions! GOOD READ THOUGH
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A geatbook you can't help but get drawn completely into.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all "Rose Red" is really the Thornwood Castle in Lakewood, it is not in Seattle, as the Movie portrays it to be. Although I'm not a Stephen King fan (I hate horror) this one didn't spook me as I thought it would. It is a well written diary for something that is fiction. If anyone thinks it's real, they have quite the imagination. clearly a house cannot "kill" people. For a fiction, it's a good read. borrowed it from a friend and will purchase when I buy a nook so I can have my own copy. Just like "the woman in black", it's more spooky than horror.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I like that it went into depth of how Ellen cared for Rose Red her family and staff and wanted to figure out to the people that went missing.
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Alas01 More than 1 year ago
In depth look at how Rose Red & Ellen Rimbauer were connected from the start.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story had a few areas that bogged it down, but overall I really enjoyed the story and how it was written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did like the diary. It made yhe movie make a lot more sense to me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago and it became a favorite of mine. The storytelling is lush and compelling. The details of the haunting are riveting (and spooky!) and the overall plot is drawn out without being boring. I saw the tv miniseries and didn't like it (the book is always better; and the miniseries was set "after" the journal's "discovery"). There is explicit sexual content between two consenting women in parts, so reader beware if that isn't your thing. All in all, you can't go wrong!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best fictions out there. I couldn't tell of it was a real diary of a deeply troubled schizophrenic woman or a ruse. At first I honestly though it was the 2and until I found out it is by Stephen King. Well done well done. Read it in a day.
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