22 October 2017 Susannah

Companion Guide – Daphne du Maurier & ‘Rebecca’

Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is a novel with two heroines, though one is nameless and the other is only a memory. It’s a novel which has a hero who is a murderer. It has a haunting opening sentence which has become justly famous, and since its publication in 1938 Rebecca has enthralled readers and remained Daphne du Maurier’s most popular book.

I first read Rebecca as a teenager, but have re-read it as an adult and often lectured on the book and its author. I find it intriguing and hope that I can make you think about its complexities and themes, and perhaps discuss it with other members of a book group.

Daphne du Maurier & Rebecca


Click here to purchase Susannah Fullerton’s Readers Guide to Daphne du Maurier and Rebecca


Here are some convenient links for Daphne du Maurier.

  Susannah Fullerton: HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Daphne du Maurier
  Susannah Fullerton: Daphne du Maurier and Rebecca
  Susannah Fullerton: My Cousin Rachel

  Daphne du Maurier

  Let’s Pretend: The Make-believe World of Daphne du Maurier, an interview with Cliff Michelmore in 1977 at her home in Cornwall.

  Rebecca 1940 movie starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine.
  Rebecca 1979 TV miniseries starring Jeremy Brett and Joanna David (complete).
  Rebecca 1997 TV miniseries starring Charles Dance and Emilia Fox (complete).

   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
   Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier
   The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier
   The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
   My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
   Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier
   The Glass-Blowers by Daphne du Maurier
   The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
   The Birds And Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
   Vanishing Cornwall by Daphne du Maurier
   The Infernal World of Branwell Brontë by Daphne du Maurier

   Daphne Du Maurier: The Secret Life of the Renowned Storyteller by Margaret Forster
   Myself When Young by Daphne Du Maurier
   Daphne Du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination by Avril Horner & Sue Zlosnik
   Daphne Du Maurier and her Sisters by Jane Dunn
   Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay
   Daphne by Justine Picardie

I only recommend books I have read or know. Some of these links are my affiliate links. If you buy a book by clicking on one of these links I receive a small commission. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but does help cover the cost of producing my free newsletter.


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