* 'The greatest psychological thriller of all time' ERIN KELLY * 'One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century' SARAH WATERS * 'It's the book every writer wishes they'd written' CLARE MACKINTOSH NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX MOVIE STARRING LILY JAMES, ARMIE HAMMER AND KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS
Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca
learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . .
Not since Jane Eyre
has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca
is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.6(H) x 12.6(L) x 3.4(W)
Weight (gm): 360
I am reminded of how profoundly du Maurier changed the way I felt about myself, how she engaged and excited me with her writing. - The Telegraph
As a new generation of readers are introduced to the wicked housekeeper Mrs Danvers and learn Maxim de Winter's terrible secret, this chilling, suspenseful tale is as fresh and readable as it was when it was first written, more than 60 years ago. - The Daily Telegraph
Excellent entertainment . . . du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings. - Stephen King
The two words most commonly used in descriptions of Du Maurier's all-time classic are 'haunting and 'magical'. Both are accurate. - The Good Book Guide
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit
, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca
that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.
Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds
and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now
. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.