The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

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* This collection of short stories enabled du Maurier's devoted readership to see her, for the first time, in a very different guise -- as an exponent of the sinister and macabre.
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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 Verita' 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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SKU GOR001251694
Title The Birds and Other Stories
Author By (author) Daphne Du Maurier
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1844080870
ISBN 13 9781844080878
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 Verita' 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 ...
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001251694
Title The Birds and Other Stories
Author By (author) Daphne Du Maurier
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 1844080870
ISBN 13 9781844080878
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No