Part mystery, part Gothic romance, Rebecca is a novel awash in fear, taut suspense, and an overwhelming feeling of doom. The deceased Rebecca has a larger-than-life presence — so much so that the new Mrs. DeWinter's first name is never revealed. But things are not always what they seem. Max DeWinter and his new bride tangle with the creepy housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, and the oppressive presence of Rebecca. With a shocking ending, a gorgeous setting, and amazing characters, Rebecca is a true classic. I envy all who read it for the first time. Amazing! Recommended By Dianah H., Powells.com
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So the second Mrs. Maxim deWinter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. deWinter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten...her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant -- the sinister Mrs. Danvers -- still loyal.
As an eerie presentiment of evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. deWinter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca and for the secrets of Manderly.
For use in schools and libraries only. The new mistress of Manderley's Cornwall estate must constantly compete with the memory of Maxim de Winter's first wife, Rebecca.