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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - First - 1938 - from Tommygun books and Biblio.com

Rebecca

by Daphne Du Maurier

Condition: Good/Good-


With DW. DW Somewhat faded and a bit grubby on the spine with some chipping to the head. Good copy overall. Owners name and a Robert Gibbings book plate. Some slight foxing on the fep on fore edge.

An orphaned young woman working as a maid is swept off her feet by a wealthy widowed Englishman, and quickly married him. But when she arrives at his estate she learns she pales in comparison with his seemingly perfect deceased first wife Rebecca, especially in the eyes of the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. When Rebecca’s body is found on her shipwrecked boat the dark secrets held by the husband are discovered as well. Rebecca has had many adaptations in film, radio, and television, the most famous being the Academy-Award Winning Hitchcock adaptation released in 1940. Du Maurier wrote the novel in a reported 4 months. Her publisher, Gollancz, expected the book to be successful and ordered 20,000 copies for the first print run. Within a month the novel had sold twice that.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Rebecca


  • Bookseller: Tommygun books ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 37
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Format/binding: Tight black cloth. Slightly faded lettering on spine.
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: Good-
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Victor Gollancz
  • Date published: 1938


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On May 12 2016, said:
  "I find Maurier's work to be expertly descriptive and eloquently expressed. "

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