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Paperback Published on: 30/01/2003
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It's earn the title of Classic
This novel starts slow but gains momentum into an explosive ending. I knew very little about this novel so the whole thing took me by surprise. Beautifully... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
Hauntingly Beautiful!
From the brilliance of the classic first line "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" to the sudden ending I was wrapped up in Rebecca and didn't w... READ MORE
Taran Baker at Milton Keynes Mid Place
Last night I dreamed I read Rebecca again
What's it like marrying a man with secret? Or living with a crazed housekeeper? Find out in this beautiful book which has, in my opinion, the most memorabl... READ MORE
Amy Pirt at Thanet
A classic that keeps on giving
Beautiful book that has stayed with me a long time after reading, and which I recently re-read. I found that I picked up a lot more on the second reading. ... READ MORE
Isabel at Romford
What an utter delight of a novel!
Rebecca tells us the story of a naive, unexperienced-in-life, young woman who marries a man twice her age and departs to live at Manderley - a whole charac... READ MORE
Rebecca is one of my favourite classics and, so far, not a single movie adaptation has done it justice! It's perfect for fans of gothic, suspense, mystery ... READ MORE
Dominika at Waterstones West End
An ultimate MUST READ
I adore Daphne DuMaurier's writing and Rebecca is the perfect introduction to her gothic mystery stylings.


Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again...

With these words a reader is swept up into a world of secrets and lies; one of the most passionate, psychologically twisting and complex stories of all-time.

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.

You always feel that we’re on the verge of a Daphne du Maurier renaissance. Known of course for Rebecca and Jamaica Inn – largely regarded, and sometimes overlooked, as ‘classics’- du Maurier was far more a properly contemporary novelist, equipped with a tremendously dark imagination: this was, after all, the writer who penned the terrifying short tale Don’t Look Now.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844080380
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 352g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 36 mm

Customer Reviews

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This is the perfect book to sit with on the sofa, a fire burning, and lots of chocolate. As soon I read the oh-so-familliar opening line of "Last night I d... READ MORE
Katie Mulligan
If Mr Rochester had went that step further!
Rebecca was full of surprises and is a haunting read. A book identified when chatting about Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, it certainly lives up to the hype... READ MORE
Better than Bronte
I had a feeling that I was going to enjoy this book but I really did not realise how true that would be, particularly given that this is not one of my more... READ MORE
lovers and liiars
I read lovers and liars but is not listed here on waterstones. If you are a fan of sally's work and get hold of a copy of lovers and liars you will enjoy i... READ MORE
What people don't tell you about this book is how funny it is. The opening third or so, which takes place before the characters reach Manderley, is wonder... READ MORE
Scott Pack
Unbearable suspense!
Rebecca has long been discussed as a modern Gothic Romantic tale. However, the plot and characters are much more subtle than the Gothic genre ever was with... READ MORE
Fluid and Intriguing
Daphne du Maurier's effortless writing style allows 'Rebecca' to be read so fluidly with each page gliding onto the next without you even realising. The na... READ MORE
Rowan Cothliff
Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again
I think most people know that line either from the film or passed its even quoted in Stephen King. Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again it just s... READ MORE
Sarah Restell
Eerie, Addictive, and Left Me Wanting More
I picked up this book during the week under the impression that it was a classic ghost story. I knew nothing about it other than Mr de Winter’s dead wife w... READ MORE
Lizzy Gale
Absolutely LOVED this!
It's beautifully written, gripping and full of mystery; a book I'm genuinely excited to read again
Hannah Lessiter
One of the best books I’ve ever read
The blurb is quite vague and before I read this I had no idea what I was in for. The novel slowly quickens it’s pace as you read. It is so well written and... READ MORE
Poignant and Beautifully written
Brought this book, a day before the second lockdown. It has helped me get through it. Poignant and beautifully written story by Daphne Du Maurier. This is ... READ MORE
Fantastic haunting quality
Fantastic book that must be read by those who love haunting stories or gothic romance. Of course by the same author of my cousin Rachel which is also a gre... READ MORE
Sarah Wade
Iconic novel
Just adore this novel. This woman is the queen of tension, I love this book so much. It's famous for a reason!
Sarah Smith
The best book I have ever read!
All I can say is that this book is phenomenal! The writing, the plot, the suspense, it is INCREDIBLE. It has a bit of a slow start, but just keep reading a... READ MORE
Alice :)
The book is way better than the film
In fact it turns the narrative of the film on its head. Brilliant.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is a classic and deservedly so, it has everything you need when reading a thriller. The storyline, the characters and the sett... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Wow…. Just wow!!!! The beauty of Manderly, the portrayal of emotions and the twists and turns of the plot within the chapters, 100% worth reading, 100% wor... READ MORE
Shanae  Jackson