The Doll by Daphne du Maurier
The Lost Short Stories

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“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. In The 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 create Jamaica Inn, The Birds, and other classic works. This breathtaking collection of short fiction belongs on the bookshelf of every Daphne du Maurier fan.

 

About Daphne du Maurier

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Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) has been called one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. Among her more famous works are The Scapegoat, Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, and the short story The Birds, all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 227 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Early work by the author of Rebecca and other bestsellers, some written while du Maurier (1907-1989) was still in her teens, brings back the era when short stories were popular entertainment.

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Publishers Weekly

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This collection of early stories, some originally published in a now out-of-print volume, vividly portrays with humor, candidness, and detail du Maurier’s fascination with the problems of human connec

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Book Reporter

Du Maurier’s prose is overwrought, yet the portrayal of Rebecca in “The Doll” --- a strange, beautiful, conflicted woman --- is clearly a forerunner of the first Mrs. De Winter in her best-known novel.

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Romance, upper-class hypocrisy, the misunderstandings seemingly inherent in male-female relationships and the sudden rush of passion are contrasted with the natural beauty of the English countryside - sometimes bucolic and sometimes wild and stormy. This is the world of Daphne du Maurier's elegan...

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The Paris Review

Who are the writers writing to make the rent, making a living solely off the written word?

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TAGS Anna Moschovakis, daphne du maurier, Don't Look Now, Edward Hopper, Hopper, Mark Strand, minaudière, Olympia Le-Tan, poetry, rebecca, The Doll.

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The Paris Review

TAGS Anna Moschovakis, daphne du maurier, Don't Look Now, Edward Hopper, Hopper, Mark Strand, minaudière, Olympia Le-Tan, poetry, rebecca, The Doll.

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The Paris Review

Strapped into the machine, hands incapacitated, the helpless Tramp watches the machine rotate plates before him: soup, air-cooled between spoonfuls;

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