The Doll: Short Stories

Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier

Contemporary Fiction

'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. Many of the stories in this haunting collection have only recently been discovered. Most were written early in Daphne du Maurier's career, yet they display her mastery of atmosphere, tension and intrigue and reveal a cynicism far beyond her years.

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A collection of short stories by the author of REBECCA and 'THE BIRDS'. Many of these stories have only recently been rediscovered and have not been included a collection before.

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children. Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.

General Fields

  • : 9781844087358
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Virago Press Ltd
  • : 0.152
  • : May 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • : books

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  • : Daphne Du Maurier
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.912
  • : 224