Daphne du Maurier, author of The Doll, on tour November/December

Posted By on October 25, 2011

About The Doll

• Paperback: 224 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (November 22, 2011)

The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier, collected in one volume for the first time.

Before she wrote Rebecca, the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth-century literary giant, a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images, themes, and concerns that informed her later work. Originally published in periodicals during the early 1930s, many of these stories never found their way into print again . . . until now.

Tales of human frailty and obsession, and of romance gone tragically awry, the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these pages, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession, a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues, and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman—with each tale demonstrating du Maurier’s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature.

About Daphne du Maurier

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 ScapegoatJamaica InnRebecca, and the short story The Birds, all of which were subsequently made into films, the latter three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Tour Stops for The Doll

Tuesday, November 22nd: Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, November 23rd: The Lost Entwife

Monday, November 28th: Dolce Bellezza

Wednesday, November 30th: Wordsmithonia

Thursday, December 8th: The Road to Here

Monday, December 12th: Book Drunkard

Tuesday, December 13th: Book-a-rama

Wednesday, December 14th: Books and Movies

Thursday, December 15th: Raging Bibliomania

Monday, December 19th: books i done read

 

 

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