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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - First Edition - 1938 - from Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA and


by Daphne Du Maurier

Condition: Fine/Fine

Stated first Edition/First Printing; Fine in a fine dust jacket. A pristine copy very scarce in this condition. A National Book Award winner in 1938, voted the UK's favorite book of the last 225 years in 2017 (beating out To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, etc.), and now part of the Great American Read as one of the USA's favorite novels. This volume is in fine condition with only a mild crimp to the bottom spine end and some discoloration to the paste downs; housed in a fine dust jacket that is exceptionally clean and bright with no flaws. Possibly the nicest copy available on the market. Not remaindered, not price clipped (2.75 intact), not ex-library, not book club, and no other markings are present. A one of a kind book in archival protection. Now housed in a beautiful custom clamshell box.
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."

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: Grayshelf Books, IOBA, TXBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1136
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran
  • Place: USA
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: First Edition, Hardcover


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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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