Rebecca

Paperback | January 11, 1997

byDaphne Du Maurier

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With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not forgotten&#8212a past devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a suite immaculate and untouched, clothing laid out and ready to be worn, but not by any of the great house's current occupants. With an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor, determined to uncover the darkest secrets and shattering truths about Maxim's first wife&#8212the late and hauntingly beautiful Rebecca.

This special edition of Rebecca includes excerpts from Daphne du Maurier's The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories, an essay on the real Manderley, du Maurier's original epilogue to the book, and more.

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Sixty years after REBECCA was first published, Daphne du Maurier's unsurpassed masterpiece continues to enthrall readers with romance and suspense, as the second Mrs. de Winter narrates the haunting events surrounding her marriage to Maxim de Winter and her growing obsession with his first wife, the beautiful, now dead Rebecca. Include...

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With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew. For in every corner of every room were phantoms of a time dead but not for...

Internationally acclaimed author Daphne du Maurier wrote 37 books before her death in 1989 at the age of 82.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.02 × 5.38 × 1.05 inPublished:January 11, 1997Publisher:Avon Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380730405

ISBN - 13:9780380730407

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic gothic tale How often have we dreamed of a place that we can't go back to - it is just a memory. The narrator lives with a past that enroaches on daily life giving seemingly innocent happenings a portent that builds into one of the best gothic suspense books ever. The fact that the narrator has no other name than to be the second Mrs. DeWinter lends to how anonymous she feels compared to the memory of the first wife.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully Written Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is a beautifully written book that exceeded my expectations. It has been a long time since I've come across a character so relatable and writer with such beautiful prose. Rebecca's impact on the second Mrs. de Winter can be felt by the reader. The intimidation, the fear, the resentment, and the conquering of these feelings. Although there were some plot points that seemed obvious to me and I couldn't believe the narrator wasn't picking up on them, for the most part it was a lovely story to get lost in that I will remember for a long time.
Date published: 2010-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doesn't move quickly, but still wanted to keep reading. The young unnamed lead in this novel meets, and soon after marries, Maxim de Winter after meeting him in Monte Carlo while working as a companion to an older lady. When he brings her back to his home in England, Manderley, she seems to be constantly compared to Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca. Although it seems like not much happens in this book, or at least what does happen happens slowly, I still found it quite intriguing and interesting. I wanted to keep reading. I found I really like du Maurier’s writing style. I also found it interesting the way du Maurier would pick out little details to focus on. Knowing that Alfred Hitchcock had made this into a movie, the focus on these little details really made me think that this book would really suit his style, too. I really liked it. Though, I was quite disappointed that too much was given away in the intro to the 2003 edition that I read.
Date published: 2010-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read After the first couple of chapters of this one, I was hooked and couldn't put it down.. definately a book to add to your shelf!
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read Classic I love this book. It is wonderfully written. Rebecca is one of the few books I have started to read again right after finishing the last page. My favourite quotes: "I believe there is a theory that men and women emerge finer and stronger after suffering, and that to advance in this or any world we must endure ordeal by fire" & "Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind." The first chapter might be difficult to understand, but after the text becomes easier to comprehend. Happy Reading!
Date published: 2006-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the wait Rebecca has been on my list of 'books to read' for years and I finally picked it up recently. It was worth the wait. I loved the vivid descriptions of the Cornish setting and the air of mystery and suspense that suffused the whole novel. I haven't seen the movie either so every twist and turn in the plot was a surprise to me. Despite its age, the writing is very fresh and familiar for a 21st century reader.
Date published: 2006-11-12

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From Our Editors

Sixty years after REBECCA was first published, Daphne du Maurier's unsurpassed masterpiece continues to enthrall readers with romance and suspense, as the second Mrs. de Winter narrates the haunting events surrounding her marriage to Maxim de Winter and her growing obsession with his first wife, the beautiful, now dead Rebecca. Includes excerpts from the author's personal notes and essays, exclusive to this edition.