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Rebecca (Paperback)

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Rebecca is such an excellent spooky, gothic Bluebeard tale! It’s highly dramatic, and every character is some kind of creeper who appears out of nowhere to make the narrator feel unwelcome and uneasy. If you love Jane Eyre, you’re definitely going to enjoy this story about a mansion full of secrets.

— Jess

  • Gothic horror/romance at its finest
  • A classic novel that’s the basis for a classic film
  • Mystery, murder, and twisty relationships
  • Old-timey coded bisexuality
  • A mansion full of secrets -- and creepy servants!
  • The people, places, and relationships that haunt us years later
  • Jane Eyre, but fun

Description


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick 

Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century, Rebecca is a modern masterpiece of suspense.

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again."

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—a 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—the 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.

About the Author


Daphne du Maurier (1907–1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story "The Birds," all of which were subsequently made into films—the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.



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Product Details
ISBN: 9780380730407
ISBN-10: 0380730405
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 5th, 2006
Pages: 416
Language: English
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