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Rebecca - First Issue by  Daphne Du Maurier - First Edition - 1938 - from John Atkinson Books (SKU: 14393)

Rebecca - First Issue

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Rebecca - First Issue

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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LONDON: Gollancz, 1938. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. A near fine book with a Book Society bookplate (uninscribed) designed by Robert Gibbings to the front pastedown. Small dink to the head of the spine. In the excellent dust wrapper which has a faint circular stain to the rear panel. Becoming scarce to find in such lovely condition with none of the browning to the spine.

Synopsis

An orphaned young woman working as a maid is swept off her feet by a wealthy widowed Englishman, and quickly married him. But when she arrives at his estate she learns she pales in comparison with his seemingly perfect deceased first wife Rebecca, especially in the eyes of the sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers. When Rebecca’s body is found on her shipwrecked boat the dark secrets held by the husband are discovered as well. Rebecca has had many adaptations in film, radio, and television, the most famous being the Academy-Award Winning Hitchcock adaptation released in 1940. Du Maurier wrote the novel in a reported 4 months. Her publisher, Gollancz, expected the book to be successful and ordered 20,000 copies for the first print run. Within a month the novel had sold twice that. 

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On May 12 2016, a reader said:
I find Maurier's work to be expertly descriptive and eloquently expressed.

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book dealer
John Atkinson Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
14393
Title
Rebecca - First Issue
Author
Du Maurier, Daphne
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Gollancz
Place of Publication
LONDON
Date Published
1938
Bookseller catalogs
Literary Fiction;

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