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Book Information: Apple Tree, the

Apple Tree, the (1952) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Daphne du Maurier has a rare gift for dragging up those irrational fears that lurk just behind the smooth plaster of existence. In “The Birds” she somehow lends probability to an impossibility which is nearly too fearful to imagine. United by mad hatred the birds – the gulls, finches, crows, and tits – have combined to wipe out humanity. This strange, haunting fantasy has been chosen by Alfred Hitchcock for the making of a horror film.

There is also a supernatural element in “The Apple Tree”, but “The Little Photographer” and “Kiss Me Again, Stranger” reach their macabre climaxes by way of a natural and even humorous realism. In addition to the long mystery story, “Monte Verità”, which recalls the mood of her great novel, Rebecca, this volume also contains a surprise in “The Old Man”.

Contents:

  • The Birds
  • Monte Verità
  • The Apple Tree
  • The Little Photographer
  • Kiss Me Again, Stranger
  • The Old Man

Original title: The Apple Tree
Alternative titles: The Birds and Other Stories
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionHorrorAnimals Run Rampant, Werewolves


The following works are contained within this one:
     Monte Verità (1952) [Novella]
      Author: Daphne du Maurier
     Apple Tree, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Daphne du Maurier
     Birds, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Daphne du Maurier
     Old Man, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Daphne du Maurier

Edition #1: The Birds and Other Stories

The Birds and Other Stories (1963)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Birds and Other Stories (1963)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 240

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Edition #2: Apple Tree, the

Apple Tree, the (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Apple Tree (1952)

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd.
ISBN: 0575075228

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