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Rebecca by  Daphne Du Maurier - Signed First Edition - 1938 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.com

Rebecca

by Du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


Doubleday Doran, 1938 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Daphne du Maurier. An attractive dustjacket that has some wear to the spine and panels. The book is in nice condition. The boards have minor wear to the spine and to the boards. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a clean copy SIGNED by the author.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: ABE-8453435891
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran
  • 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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