The Doll: Short Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • The Doll: Short Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
zoom

The Doll: Short Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 05/05/2011
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA.

'She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense' GUARDIAN

'One of the last century's most original literary talents' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Du Maurier employs well the assured balancing of uncanny possibilities ... and the bitterly wry sense of absurdity that were to characterise her finest fiction' HELEN TAYLOR, INDEPENDENT

'I want to know if men realise when they are insane. Sometimes I think that my brain cannot hold together, it is filled with too much horror - too much despair . . . I cannot sleep, I cannot close my eyes without seeing his damned face. If only it had been a dream.'

This collection showcases the budding talent and fierce imagination of Daphne du Maurier, before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these tales of human frailty and obsession, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore, revealing a dark story of jealousy and passion; a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman. Each tale demonstrates du Maurier's extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844087358
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

One of the last century's most original literary talents - Daily Telegraph

Daphne du Maurier's early short stories reveal a talented writer finding her voice - Natasha Tripney, Guardian

Du Maurier employs well the assured balancing of uncanny possibilities, the clever manipulation of unconscious fears and desires, and the bitterly wry sense of absurdity that were to characterise her finest fiction - Helen Taylor, Independent

You may also be interested in...

Someone Else’s Shoes
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Last Devil To Die
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Once Upon A Broken Heart
Added to basket
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Added to basket
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Tom Lake
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Kala
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Exchange
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Brotherless Night
Added to basket
Prophet Song
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop
Added to basket
The Burnout
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Guest
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Seventh Son
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback

“Little Beauties”

Ok, I've been mulling this over for a few days now and I've given up. I've finished reading 'The Doll', a recently published collection of rediscovered Daphne Du Maurier short stories and... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 30

“Loved every dark and cynical story”

Ever since I read Rebecca I’ve been half in love with Daphne du Maurier. I’ve read quite a lot of her work and she’s such a good story-teller! Recently I was overjoyed to discover that a new collection of her early... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 30

“Superb”

This is a chilling collection of tales that embraces the subtle Gothic style that is prevelant through Maurier's later works (granted I've only read the one but still) as we are introduced to various... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 17

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: