The Doll: Short Stories

The Doll: Short Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2011
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'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: 157g
  • Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 15 mm

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The Doll: Short Stories
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 Dap... READ MORE
The Doll: Short Stories
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 w... READ MORE
Angela Cottrell
The Doll: Short Stories
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 on... READ MORE