Learn English Through Stories - Rebecca - Audio and Text


"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." - the famous opening line of "Rebecca"

Rebecca is a thriller novel by English author Daphne du Maurier (1938).  In 2017, it was voted the UK's favourite book of the past 225 years in a poll by bookseller W H Smith.

The story begins in Monte Carlo where the unnamed heroine, a naïve young woman, becomes acquainted with a wealthy widower Maxim de Winter and then marries him.  After the wedding and honeymoon, they return to Maxim's beautiful country estate Manderley where the memory of his late wife Rebecca still casts a large shadow over their lives.

English Level : upper-intermediate