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Rebecca by  Daphne du Maurier - First American 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 American Edition. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Very Good with fading to spine and light wear at spine ends. Light lean to spine. Pages toned and endsheets offset. Hinge at last page of text over-opened. A lovely copy, lacking 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 #: 140939057
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: du Maurier, Daphne
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • 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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