Daphne du Maurier

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The Doll: Short Stories

book | 2011
UK & Canada → Little, Brown & Company
'I want to know if men realise when they are insane. Sometimes I think that my brain cannot hold together, it is filled with too much horror - too much despair...I cannot sleep, I cannot close my eyes without seeing his damned face. If only it had been a dream.'

In The Doll, a waterlogged notebook is washed ashore. Its pages tell a dark story of obsession and jealousy. But the fate of its narrator is a mystery.

Many of the stories in this haunting collection have only recently been discovered. Most were written early in Daphne du Maurier's career, yet they display her mastery of atmosphere, tension and intrigue and reaveal a cynicism far beyond her years.
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Reviews

Du Maurier employs well the assured balancing of uncanny possibilities, the clever manipulation of unconscious fears and desires, and the bitterly wry sense of absurdity that were to characterise her finest fiction Helen Taylor
The Independent
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Five new stories alter our view of Daphne du Maurier, says Ruth Scurr, reviewing some short stories that have recently come to light
...a woman far ahead of her time, passionate, intelligent and deeply imaginative Ruth Scurr
Daily Telegraph
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These stories present some strong female characters more than capable of challenging or oppressing their unpleasant male counterparts.
The Telegraph

This collection of early stories, some originally published in a 'now out-of-print volume, vividly portrays with humour, candidness, and detail du Maurier's fascination with teh problems of human connection.
Publisher's Weekly

Delectably florid.
The New York Times

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