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The Birds and Other Stories

(Virago Modern Classics)

By David Thomson

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| Paperback | 9781844080878

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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 f Continue

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 ...

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 320 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1844080870
  • ISBN-13: 9781844080878
  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Publish date: 2004-05-06
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 774 mm x 1,289 mm Just how big is that?
  • Also available as: Mass Market Paperback , eBook
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