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Rebecca by  Daphne du Maurier - Hardcover - First Edition - 1938 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Rebecca

by du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Very Good


New York: Doubleday Doran and Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Very Good with toning to pages, foxing to endsheets and news clippings pasted to front free end paper. Cloth lightly worn and silver band lightly rubbed. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.75 intact; light rubbing and a small chip missing from the bottom corner of the front panel and another at the base of the spine. Scarce in the dust jacket.

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: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 180429004
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1938
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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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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