Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .
Working as a lady's companion, the 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. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, 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 Danver ...Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman.
An international best-seller 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.
About the Author
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, educated at home and in Paris, and lived much of her life in her beloved Cornwall, the setting for many of her novels. Most of her novels have been bestsellers and many have been made into films. She is considered one of the most accomplished novelists of the twentieth century.
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 TelegraphAs 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 TelegraphExcellent entertainment . . . du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings. - Stephen KingThe 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
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: July 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1