Annotations for Doll : The Lost Short Stories


Baker & Taylor
Presents thirteen stories, some of which have only appeared in magazine form, that the author wrote when she was just beginning her career as a writer, and which demonstrate the growth of her storytelling skills.

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HARPERCOLL

"Du Maurier is in a class by herself."
--New York Times

Perhaps best known for her immortal gothic masterwork Rebecca--the basis for the Academy Award-winning motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock--Daphne de Maurier began her illustrious writing career penning short stories. InThe Doll, thirteen of du Maurier's early shorter fictional works have been collected--each story written before the author's twenty-third birthday and some in print for the first time since the 1930s. Compelling tales of human foibles and tragic romance, the stories in The Doll represent the emergence of a remarkable literary talent who later went on to createJamaica Inn, The Birds, and other classic works. This breathtaking collection of short fiction belongs on the bookshelf of every Daphne du Maurier fan.



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