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Rebecca

by Du Maurier, Daphne

Condition: Very Good/No Dust Jacket


New York: Doubleday Doran, 1938. First Edition First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. A Very Good copy (early bookplate) in maroon cloth with wrap-around silver foil decorated band. The band is worn through at the spine folds. A tight clean copy within, with little cover wear.


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: Row by Row Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 028188
  • Title: Rebecca
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Dust Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday Doran
  • Place: New York
  • 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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