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The book cover does capture the essence of the book. You have the house - Manderley - the narrator/MC - Mrs de Winter. She is pictured here: young, forlorn, vulnerable, and partially obscuring the house, which adds to the mystery. What is being hidden? There is suspense here. From what I have read so far, this place - Manderley - has a personality of its own.
Compare this with the first edition.
|1938 FIRST EDITION |
Which cover do you prefer?
What would I have chosen? A combination of the 1962 Penguin cover and the 2003 edition.
|SOMETHING LIKE THIS|
EDIT: Yay, I finished reading Rebecca 14/4/12. Why did I wait so long? It was a superb read.