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REBECCA by  Daphne Du Maurier - 1st Edition - 1939 - from Kelleher Rare Books and Biblio.com

REBECCA

by Du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Fair/Very Good +


London, United Kingdom: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1939. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First UK Edition Thus, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) of the Cheap Edition of 1939, with '10th Impression (First Cheap Edition) July 1939' to the copyright page and no later reprint mentioned. Original jacket in very good plus condition with light edgewear to the spine, colors still bright. Internally clean pages, very small and neat booksellers stamp to the foot of the front board. The binding is tight, there is significant fading to about one third of the front and rear boards. Very Uncommon edition which was published less than a year after the original first printing....

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: Kelleher Rare Books IE (IE)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 006334
  • Title: REBECCA
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Victor Gollancz Limited
  • Place: London, United Kingdom
  • Date published: 1939
  • Keywords: Du Maurier, Daphne,REBECCA,first edition,fine
  • Bookseller catalogs: Irish Fiction;


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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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