Daphne du Maurier was a famous English writer and playwright. Her best-known works are Rebecca and The Birds, both of which have been adapted into films by Alfred Hitchcock. She was a prominent literary name in England and was the grand-daughter of the famed cartoonist, George du Maurier. Given her exposure to literary and artistic accomplishments during childhood, it is no surprise that du Maurier developed a great passion for literature from a tender age. She was captivated by make-believe worlds and even conceived an alter-ego for herself, Eric Avon. She attended a number of schools in Europe, before publishing a short-story as a teenager in the Bystander, a newspaper. Her major, full-length novel, The Loving Spirit, received widespread appreciation and brought her incredible literary success. Rebecca, a Gothic suspense novel, was first published in 1938. Widely considered a classic, it is a psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes obsessed with her husband’s first wife. Following her marriage, the second Mrs. de Winter uncovers the mystery of her husband's first wife, Rebecca. Wracked with guilt, he finally confesses that Rebecca was terminally ill and goaded him into killing her. The final segment of the book describes the inquest and its aftermath. Despite the efforts of Jack Favell and Mrs Danvers, Max is officially cleared of suspicion. You can listen online to free English audiobook “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier on our website.