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Publisher's Summary

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again....
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.
First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling tale that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.
©2014 Daphne du Maurier (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." ( Washington Post)
"Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." (Stephen King)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Calliope on 11-24-14

One of my favourite novels, ever

This is a great novel, and considered to be one of the best crime/thriller novels ever written. That might be surprising to some, since it's not about the police or a detective, or even really about a criminal enterprise at all, but about a young girl who marries an older, wealthier man and becomes the mistress of a large, famous, classic English manor named Manderley in the early 20th century. She is haunted by concerns that she will not live up to the perfect perception that her husband's friends, family, and staff have of the now-deceased first wife, Rebecca. The struggle of the naive, young second wife against her dynamic and powerful older husband, as well as by the imprint of his first wife still left in their home are palpable. As for the crime and the mystery? Well, it involves Rebecca's death and why she seems to still haunt the memories of everyone who lives and works at Manderley.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Christine Moseley Hartsook on 10-28-17

Neurotic main character

I love English romance novels and this book has nice twists but her constant neurotic thinking and over analyzing situations is annoying and I found my self skipping ahead multiple times.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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