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Rebecca by  Daphne du Maurier - Signed First Edition - 1938 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Rebecca

by du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Burgundy cloth with horizontal silver paper band decorated in blue. Very good copy in tape-mended dust jacket (old staining alon


New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1938. First American edition, with inserted signature leaf preceding the half title. 1 vols. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with horizontal silver paper band decorated in blue. Very good copy in tape-mended dust jacket (old staining along folds of back panel). Green full morocco folding box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Asprey. First American edition, with inserted signature leaf preceding the half title. 1 vols. 8vo. Signed. The classic modern gothic tale, winner of the National Book Award and the basis for the 1940 film by Alfred Hitchcock.


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: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 312923
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: 1 vols. 8vo
  • Book condition: Used - Burgundy cloth with horizontal silver paper band decorated in blue. Very good copy in tape-mended dust jacket (old staining alon
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First American edition, with inserted signature leaf preceding t
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: British | Women | Daphne du Maurier
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature; Social Thought;
  • Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General;


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