The Birds And Other Stories

Description

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 ...

Details

Author(s)
Daphne du Maurier, David Thompson
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
133 x 198 x 17mm | 208g
Publication date
06 May 2004
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
0
ISBN10
1844080870
ISBN13
9781844080878
Bestsellers rank
17,769