by Daphne du Maurier
You can read the entire novel online. (Can you still call it a page turner?)
Well, this is really a tour of Menabilly, the place on which Manderley is based. But it's better than nothing.
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
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.
This 1997 version actually won an Emmy. It's majorly worth a look.
Articles and Documents
Cynthia Crossen examines du Maurier's critical reception through the years.
Read here about some feisty disagreements on the set of Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca.
The Smithsonian magazine talks about Menabilly, the beautiful estate on which Manderely is based. These pictures can't be missed.
Here are a few words on designing Rebecca's boathouse in the Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of Rebecca.
Interested in Daphne du Maurier's fascinating family? Read up on them, and then plan a trip to check out their archives.
Watch the opening of Hitchcock's classic adaptation of Rebecca.
Check out a clip of BBC's "fact based drama" exploring the life of Daphne du Maurier.
Listen Franz Waxman's haunting theme from the 1940 film adaptation.
Here's a photo of young Daphne looking quite demure.
Here's the author, typing at her desk.
This is a photo of the Rebecca's boathouse, from the set of Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Rebecca. Is it what you imagined?
We love this old-school cover.