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 ...
'A remarkable imagination continually provokes both pity and terror' - The Observer
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 17 mm
One of the last century's most original literary talents * Daily Telegraph *
She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality * Guardian *
You may also be interested in...
“An Amazing Writer”
Daphne Du Maurier's writing is so compelling and absorbs you completely from the very first line. Some of these stories are a mere 30 pages long and this shows very clearly the skill she possessed. She was able... More
“A strong, intelligent, immersive, engaging collection.”
Birds are gathering, in the sea, in the trees, in the countryside and in the cities. Then they begin to attack, murders of crows, swarms of starlings, a gunning down by gulls. Why are birds attacking and what can be... More
“Six perfectly-formed novels in miniature”
Perhaps because of Hitchcock's 1963 film, The Birds is the most well-known and therefore titular story in this collection of six; however, each one is a gem worthy of similar renown.
From the secretive pull of... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?