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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--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:393 pages

    Rebecca Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jun 18, 2007

    This is it. THE delicious, curl up next to the fire under a blanket with tea book. THE windowsill on a rainy day with your pet book. THE stay up all night book. A chill goes down your spine (but in a ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jan 16, 2013

    ”Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again".This is one of the more famous lines in literature certainly it belongs in the same conversation as Call me Ishmael. Even to people who have never rea...

  • Navessa
    Mar 28, 2014

    Well…this is awkward. So, most of my friends love this book. Naturally, I wanted to as well. I blame the herd mentality. Baaah. Did I love this book? At times, yes. Did I also loathe this book? At t...

  • Elyse
    Feb 24, 2017

    I went in completely 100% blind!!! Blind trust was all I needed, from trusted friends, but it took me forever to make this book a priority. I had 'Rebecca' downloaded on my Kindle since 2014. How fool...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Oct 04, 2016

    A woman, a man, another woman's shadow; a landscape, a house, a hidden history. These six elements have informed the gothic impulse from Udolpho and Jane Eyre to The Thirteenth Tale. Daphne du Maurier...

  • Candi
    Nov 08, 2016

    Oh, how I wish I could rewind the past month and start all over again! Then I could pick up Rebecca and experience this breathtaking novel once more as if for the first time. Truth be told, this wasn...

  • Arlene Sanders
    May 29, 2008

    HERE IS MY HEART...REBECCA is my favorite book of all time -- bar none.The opening line is famous, but I didn’t know that the first time I read it (I was about 14). I just remember that the magic be...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?
    Mar 08, 2013

    Manderley and I had a much more successful visit this time around, as compared to the first time I read this book several years ago. Here's the key: This is not a romance novel. It's a psychological s...

  • Madeline
    Sep 09, 2007

    "I dreamt I went to Manderley again."Rebecca is the story of a young woman (her first name is never given) who marries wealthy Maxim de Winter, mostly to escape her life as a companion to a rich Ameri...

  • Tatiana
    Jun 09, 2009

    Books like Rebecca remind me from time to time what quality literature really is. Sometimes I forget, buried under stacks of entertaining but often poorly written popular fiction. At first, Rebecca is...

About Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier

If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Few writers have created more magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale. Born into a fami