“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”
Around Manderley, the magnificent countryhouse is woven this tale of love, revenge and hate.
Of mystery, suspense and intrigue that continues to haunt the reader much after the book has been read.
With her lucid penmanship, brilliant plot and a stunning climax, Daphne du Maurier, has etched Rebecca permanently in the world of classic literature. A must read novel.
Daphne du Maurier was born in 1907. Her father. Sir Gerald du Maurier, was a famous actor and theatre manager-producer. After being educated at home with her sisters, and then in Paris, she began writing stories and articles. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. Her reputation was established with the biography she wrote of her father, Gerald: A Portrait and with her novel Jamaica Inn. Rebecca came out in 1938 and Daphne du Maurier found herself as one of the most popular authors of her time. Menabilly, her family home in Cornwall, provided the inspiration for some of her most successful novels, including Rebecca.
Among the author's best-known novels are Frenchman's Creek, Hungry Hill, The King's General, My Cousin Rachael and The Birds. Besides novels, Daphne du Maurier has also written plays, short stories and non-fiction works.
This series carries an impressive list of well-known classics for children in the age group 7 to 14 years. The aim of the series is to inculcate in children the habit of reading. It offers children an opportunity to enjoy reading stories that form a part of the classics of English Literature crafted by great writers.