The Birds And Other Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Birds And Other Stories - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 06/05/2004
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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
ISBN: 9781844080878
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 206 g
Dimensions: 198 x 133 x 17 mm


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“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

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“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

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Laura McGloughlin

“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

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