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.
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Review: RebeccaUser Review - Kaitlin L. - Goodreads
Just probably my favourite book of all time. It's romantic, sexy, dangerous, scary...a flurry of emotions. When I first read the novel as a 13 year old girl, I had never related more to a protagonist ... Read full review
Review: RebeccaUser Review - Lin - Goodreads
I loved this book. The narrator is so weak and undefined in her identity that one comes to think about what it means to be "yourself" in a time when women were defined by the men they married or the ... Read full review