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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier - First - 1952 - from Revue & Revalued Books  and Biblio.com

My Cousin Rachel

by Daphne du Maurier

Condition: Good/None


This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the corner boards are not bumped. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but free from all markings.

" At first sight, the scene could not be more romantic. Philip Ashley, on the verge of coming into his inheritance, intends, in just a few hours, to tip the lot – vast Cornish estate, family jewels and his entire fortune – into the lap of his dead cousin's widow Rachel, the older woman with whom he is besotted. He takes a euphoric late-night dip in the sea and strides back to the house where – though he does not know it yet – she is about to make him the happiest man alive. As he makes his way through the eerily moonlit woods and chooses the path which will lead him to his lover (and, it turns out, a lot more besides), an odour reaches his nostrils – a "rank vixen smell" which for a moment or two seems to stop him in his tracks...." - The Guardian, U.S. Edition

My Cousin Rachel is a novel by British author Daphne du Maurier, published in 1951. Like the earlier Rebecca, it is a mystery-romance, largely set on a large estate in Cornwall.


  • Bookseller: Revue & Revalued Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 324
  • Title: My Cousin Rachel
  • Author: Daphne du Maurier
  • Format/binding:The binding is beginning to crack on the join between the front cover board and the spine, but the book is still intact.
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: None
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: International Collectors Library American Headquarters
  • Place: Garden City, New York
  • Date published: 1952
  • Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Classics, Fiction
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction; Classics;
  • Size: Crown Octavo


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On Aug 22 2007, booksshhe said:
  "i was looking for Ms DuMaurier's books in a rare fit of nostalgia...i purchased this one---JAMAICA INN---and FRENCHMAN'S CREEK---a rather BigThree from my pre-teen years...as far as the writing goes/went...this book is highbrow Gothic...mannered i style nowadays but boy howdy Daphne can conjure up a few chills...i am not big on Romance Novels but this one plus the other two will give an idea of what real Writing is...in a non-highbrow genre....word up, y'all!!!"

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