The Birds & Other Stories
How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beatings 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 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...
Condition: Pre-loved book. Moderate yellowing of pages.
Year published: 2004
Sub-genre: Short stories, gothic horror, classics
Imprint: Virago Press
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