The Birds and Other Stories

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A collection of sinister short stories including ‘The Birds’ which was famously adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock.

ISBN: 9781844080878 Author: Tester, Du Maurier Publisher: Virago Publication Date: 6th May 2004 Imprint: Virago Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: x, 242 Language: English Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

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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 Verità‘ 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 . . .

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