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

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 05/05/2011
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'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.'

In 'The Doll', a waterlogged notebook is washed ashore. Its pages tell a dark story of obsession and jealousy. But the fate of its narrator is a mystery.

Most of the stories in this haunting collection were written early in Daphne du Maurier's career - when she was still in her early twenties - yet they display her mastery of atmosphere, tension and intrigue and reveal a cynicism far beyond her years.

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


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

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“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
11th November 2012
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“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
31st July 2011
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“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
27th July 2017
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