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REBECCA

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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: Rare Book Cellar US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 55804
  • Title: REBECCA
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Franklin Library
  • Place: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
  • Date published: 1987


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