The Doll: Short Stories

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In these short stories, some of which have been lost for decades and are collected here for the first time, du Maurier displays to full effect her remarkable imagination.

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

‘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.

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

Additional information

Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

209

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K