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The Birds

and Other Stories

by Daphne du Maurier

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"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." —The Observer (UK)
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 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 . . .

Publication Details

Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date:
2013

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Daphne du Maurier (Author)

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of the author and artist George du Maurier. Her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published in 1931, but it would be her fifth nove...

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