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* 'The greatest psychological thriller of all time' ERIN KELLY
* 'One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century' SARAH WATERS
* 'It's the book every writer wishes they'd written' CLARE MACKINTOSH
Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . .
Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic romance hasn’t gone out of print since it was first published in 1938, and with good reason. When an unnamed and naïve young woman meets the widowed Maxim, she’s swept up by his charm. After a brief courtship, they move into his sumptuous estate, Manderley. But this fairy-tale idyll soon turns dark—Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca, died under mysterious circumstances, and the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, may be waging a subtle campaign of terror against Maxim and his new bride. Rebecca absolutely shimmers with ominous dread, supernatural paranoia, and steadily increasing suspense. Du Maurier creates an incredibly vivid world, where everything—from fashion to nature to the mansion at Manderley itself—has sinister overtones, and where every living character feels haunted. Think Downton Abbey if it were given a rewrite by Sylvia Plath. And watch out for the housekeeper.