One of the most famous novels of the 20th century. A gothic tale of love murder and secrets. ‘Rebecca has woven its way into the fabric of our culture with all the troubling power of myth or dream.’ Sarah Waters ‘Rebecca is a masterpiece’ Guardian Working as a lady’s companion the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until on a trip to the South of France she meets Maxim de Winter a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate Manderley on the Cornish Coast the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.