Rebecca

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ebook, 449 pages

Published:  December 17th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company (first published August 1938)

Original Title: Rebecca

ISBN:  0316323705 (ISBN13: 9780316323703)

Edition Language: English

Characters: Maxim de Winter, Mrs. Danvers, the second Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca de Winter, Frank Crowley, Jack Favell, Beatrice Lacy, Giles LacySetting: Cornwall Monte Carlo (Monaco)

 

Literary Awards: National Book Award for Fiction (1938), Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century

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.

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