I heard once that Rebecca is a somewhat modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre. I loved Jane Eyre, and I likewise loved Rebecca. It was exactly the gothic novel that I longed for. The protagonist was a flawedinsecure but surprisingly strong woman. I easily related to her and deeply cared for her. I love Daphne du Maurier, and this book is her chef d'oeuvre.