Rebecca

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 1997 - Fiction - 416 pages
848 Reviews

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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First, and foremost, great writing! - LibraryThing
This book has a really surprising ending. - LibraryThing
Good characters, captivating setting, perfect plot. - LibraryThing
The imagery is stunning and vivid. - LibraryThing
I found this a superbly done portrayal. - LibraryThing
The writing was overall superb. - LibraryThing

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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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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About the author (1997)

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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