Before she wrote Rebecca, a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images, themes, and concerns that informed her later work. 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.
Release date: November 22, 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Print pages: 224
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