Rebecca (Penguin Modern Classics)

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9780141802282: Rebecca (Penguin Modern Classics)

This is the chilling classic of a girl haunted by her own imagination and by the ghost of Rebecca de Winter. After honeymooning in Italy the dashing Max de Winter returns with his innocent young bride to Manderley, the beautiful family estate in Cornwall. Yet the former mistress' disturbing presence lingers throughout the house. Du Maurier's shy heroine is tortured by constant comparisons to the glittering socialite who was her precedessor and she is heading towards tragedy and despair when Rebecca herself appears...

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One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or dream. A stunning book (Sarah Waters)

Addictive and breathtaking. Its blending of melodrama and subtlety is ingenious. The Cornish setting never quite leaves the imagination (Independent)

Possibly the best crime novel ever written. Right from page one you are gripped by a palpable sense of suspense (Hilary Bonner Express)

With one of the most evocative first lines ever, Daphne du Maurier's fifth novel has everything a reader could ask for . . . Psychologically astute and disturbingly romantic, Rebecca was an immediate bestseller on publication in 1938 and has cast a sinister spell ever since (Marie Claire)

A brilliantly constructed novel - the ultimate in psychological suspense, instantly gripping and haunting, Rebecca will stay with you for ever. (Alex Barclay Psychologies)

I am reminded of how profoundly du Maurier changed the way I felt about myself, how she engaged and excited me with her writing. (Julie Myerson)

The DAILY TELEGRAPH (‘As a new generation of readers are introduced to the wicked housekeeper Mrs Danvers and learn Maxim de Winter’s terrible secret, this chilling, suspenseful tale is as fresh and readable as it was when it was first written, more than 60 years ago.’)

Excellent entertainment . . . du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings. (Stephen King)

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'Addictive and breathtaking. Its blending of melodrama and subtlety is ingenious. The Cornish setting never quite leaves the imagination' (The Independent)

'Rebecca was an immediate bestseller on publication in 1938 and has cast a sinister spell ever since.' (Marie Claire)

'Excellent entertainment ... du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings.' (Stephen King, bestselling author)

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