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Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM | By: GirlsWannaRead
The novel has inspired many other books, including Mrs. de Winter by Susan Hill and Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman.
Here's a bit of info I found on Rebecca: "One edition of the book was used as a code source. Sentences would be made using single words in the book, referred to by page number, line and position in the line. One copy was kept at Rommel's headquarters and the other was carried by German Abwehr agents infiltrated in Cairo after crossing Egypt by car...The code was never used, however, because the radio section of the HQ was captured in a skirmish and hence the Germans suspected that the code was compromised." Wow! How many novels can claim that!
Inevitably, the novel has been adapted for film. The first instance was Alfred Hitchcock's version starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It has also been adapted for television and stage.
Few novels have inspired music but, of course, this one has. Here's a clip (with lyrics) of Meg and Dia (Dia Frampton who was the runner-up on The Voice recently) singing "Rebecca", inspired by the du Maurier novel. Enjoy!