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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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 ... Read full review
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Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is a superbly crafted, beautifully written, and expertly paced gothic mystery, perhaps the finest by this great master of suspense. Maxim de Winter, the wealthy forty-ish ... Read full review