|A still from the Alfred Hitchcock film version of Rebecca|
by Daphne Du Maurier
I bought a new paperback edition of Rebecca at an independent bookstore in Exeter, New Hampshire. Rebecca is a genre hit- with the Alfred Hitchcock film helping maintain its evergreen status in book stores. Because Rebecca is a straight up genre exercise, any discussion of the plot risks the disclosure of "spoilers." Suffice it to say that Rebecca continues to be read today because it is a very good, very fun book.