A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalized 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....
"Anyone starting this book under the impression that he may sleepily relax is in for a shock...continually provokes both pity and terror." [The Observer (UK)]
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A good collection of short stories
- Die Falknerin "Painter, musician, bibliophile..."
- Ruth Bain "RueRue"