The Birds And Other Stories by Daphne Du MaurierThe Birds And Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

The Birds And Other Stories

byDaphne Du Maurier

Hardcover | October 18, 2016

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'How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . '

A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verità' promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd . . .

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel,The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novelRebeccathat launched her i...
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Title:The Birds And Other StoriesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0349006660

ISBN - 13:9780349006666

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Building from an almost pastoral scene of autumnal Cornwall, this carefully realistic story builds into unfathomable horror-Lisa Allardice, The Guardian