February 07, 2017
5.0 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.24 pounds
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About the Author
DAPHNE DU MAURIER (1907-1989) was an English author and playwright. Many of her works were adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don't Look Now. LUCY HUGHES-HALLETT is an award-winning cultural historian and critic. She is the author of biographies of Cleopatra and Gabriele d'Annunzio and of Heroes: A History of Hero Worship. Former television critic for the Evening Standard, she has long been a regular contributor to the books section of The Sunday Times (London). She has judged a number of literary prizes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London.
"One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or dream." --Sarah Waters "Du Maurier is in a class by herself." --THE NEW YORK TIMES "Excellent . . . Perfect . . . Mastery from surprise to surprise." --CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR "Addictive and breathtaking. Its blending of melodrama and subtlety is ingenious. The Cornish setting never quite leaves the imagination." --THE INDEPENDENT "This chilling, suspenseful tale is as fresh and readable as it was when it was first written." --THE DAILY TELEGRAPH