The Breaking Point: The Short Stories

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The Breaking Point: The Short Stories

by Daphne Du Maurier
Foreword by Sally Beauman

Little, Brown And Company | May 7, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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'The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn.

"They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided ... Sudden murder. Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.'

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: May 7, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844085759

ISBN - 13: 9781844085750

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Breaking Point: The Short Stories

The Breaking Point: The Short Stories

by Daphne Du Maurier
Foreword by Sally Beauman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.72 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: May 7, 2009

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844085759

ISBN - 13: 9781844085750

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'The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn.

"They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided ... Sudden murder. Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.'

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.

About the Author

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London and educated at home and in Paris. She lived most of her life in her beloved Cornwall, the setting for most of her novels.

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