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REBECCA by  Daphne Du Maurier - Signed First Edition - 1938 - from Quill & Brush and Biblio.com

REBECCA

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1938. First American edition. SIGNED by author on publisher's tipped-in page. The author's most famous book. Made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 with Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver, George Sanders, and Judith Anderson. Hitchcock's first American project, which won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, out of a total of 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson were all Oscar nominated for their respective roles. Darkening near hinges on pastedowns from binding glue, otherwise about fine in good or better dust jacket with edge wear and chipping at corners and one large chip from bottom rear spine corner affecting publisher's name on spine and small portion of advertisement on rear panel (price on the last book advertised). HER MOST FAMOUS BOOK, SIGNED

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: Quill & Brush US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 52775
  • Title: REBECCA
  • Author: Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: MYSTERY & SUSPENSE, PICTURE ON WEB SITE, QUEEN'S QUORUM, SIGNED


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