Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ comes to The Folio Society

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Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’ comes to The Folio Society

Cover design by D.G. Smith from The Folio Society edition of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ©D.G. Smith 2017

REBECCA

By Daphne du Maurier

Illustrated by D.G. Smith | Introduced by Helen Dunmore


 • Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by the artist | • Set in Jenson | • 432 pages | • Black and white title-page spread illustration | • 6 colour illustrations | • 6 black and white integrated illustrations | • Blocked slipcase | • 9½˝ x 6¼˝


A classic of 20th-century literature, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, a mesmerising ‘study in jealousy’ has captivated readers for generations with its thrilling psychological undertones and searing exploration of patriarchy, retribution, female sexuality and class prejudice.

Now presented in a deluxe new edition from The Folio Society, Rebecca features a bold cover design and atmospheric illustrations (colour and black and white) by D. G. Smith, alongside an introduction by the late great Helen Dunmore.


Illustration by D.G. Smith from The Folio Society edition of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ©D.G. Smith 2017


Meek and malleable but with a compelling narrative voice, Rebecca’s unreliable narrator is a masterly creation, artfully wielded by the author to beguile and disorient the reader. For this gauche girl life begins when the handsome and elusive Maxim de Winter rescues her from an odious employer and makes her his wife and mistress of Manderley, his legendary ancestral home. But, plagued by feelings of inadequacy and insecurity, she becomes obsessed with the image of Maxim’s deceased first wife, Rebecca.

Embodying everything that her successor lacks, Rebecca is held up as a peerless, charismatic beauty whose allure is only heightened by her tragic demise. In death as in life Rebecca holds sway over Manderley and all who knew her, from the tormented and malevolent housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, to the failing mother-in-law who cries out her name.

Increasingly isolated by her husband’s erratic moods and the sinister manipulations of Mrs Danvers, the second Mrs de Winter ventures ever deeper into Manderley’s brooding secrets.


Illustration by D.G. Smith from The Folio Society edition of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier ©D.G. Smith 2017


REBECCA is available exclusively from The Folio Society. For more information, and to purchase your copy, please Click Here.

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