The Breaking Point: Short Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Breaking Point: Short Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 07/05/2009
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA.

'In this collection, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition' KIRKUS REVIEWS

'She wrote exciting plots ... a writer of fearless originality' PATRICK MCGRATH, GUARDIAN

'The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions' NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE

'The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn.

"They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided . . . Sudden murder. Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.'

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085750
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

In this collection, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition - Kirkus Reviews

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality - Guardian

The appeal of romance and the clash of highly-charged emotions - New York Herald Tribune

Disconcerting, strange, but extraordinarily gripping stories' Val Hennessy - Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

'Disconcerting, strange, but extraordinarily gripping stories' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail - Val Hennessy

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