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The Whole Enchilada

You can read the entire novel online. (Can you still call it a page turner?)

Virtual Tour of Manderley

Well, this is really a tour of Menabilly, the place on which Manderley is based. But it's better than nothing.

Daphne

This site is loaded with all things Daphne du Maurier, and answers to many of the questions you may have about her life and work.

Movie or TV Productions

Hitchcock tries Rebecca

This 1940 adaptation stars Lawrence Olivier as Maxim de Winter. It's not nearly as dark as the book, and changes some key elements of the plot, but it's Hitchcock, so it's clearly pretty awesome.

Masterpiece Theater Gives it a Shot

This 1997 version actually won an Emmy. It's majorly worth a look.

Articles and Documents

Daphne du Maurier, Not a Hack

Cynthia Crossen examines du Maurier's critical reception through the years.

Hot Movie Set Gossip

Read here about some feisty disagreements on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca.

"Real Places Behind Famously Frightening Stories"

The Smithsonian magazine talks about Menabilly, the beautiful estate on which Manderely is based. These pictures can't be missed.

Designing a Creepy Masterpiece

Here are a few words on designing Rebecca's boathouse in the Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of Rebecca.

The du Maurier Family Papers

Interested in Daphne du Maurier's fascinating family? Read up on them, and then plan a trip to check out their archives.

Videos

Black and White

Watch the opening of Hitchcock's classic adaptation of Rebecca.

In Color

Check out a clip of BBC's "fact based drama" exploring the life of Daphne du Maurier.

Audios

Theme Song!

Listen Franz Waxman's haunting theme from the 1940 film adaptation.

Images

Daphne with Pearls

Here's a photo of young Daphne looking quite demure.

Can't You See I'm Trying to Write Here?

Here's the author, typing at her desk.

Rebecca's Boathouse

This is a photo of the Rebecca's boathouse, from the set of Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca. Is it what you imagined?

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