The Birds and Other Stories

Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier

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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 Verit ' 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 . . .

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Daphne du Maurier was born in 1906 and educated at home and in Paris. She began writing in 1928, and many of her bestselling novels were set in Cornwall, where she lived for most of her life. She was made a DBE in 1969 and died in 1989.

General Fields

  • : 9781844080878
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : July 2003
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : FEB04
  • : Paperback
  • : Daphne Du Maurier