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The Breaking Point By Daphne Du Maurier

The Breaking Point by Daphne Du Maurier

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Summary

A collection of eight chilling stories by the author of 'The Birds' and 'Don't Look Now', introduced by Sally Beauman

The Breaking Point Summary

The Breaking Point: Short Stories by Daphne Du Maurier

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA

'The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn.
"They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided . . . Sudden murder. Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.'

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.

The Breaking Point Reviews

In this collection, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition. * Kirkus Reviews *
She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality -- Patrick McGrath * Guardian *
'Disconcerting, strange, but extraordinarily gripping stories' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail -- Val Hennessy

About Daphne Du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) was born in London, the daughter of the famous actor-manager Sir Gerald du Maurier and granddaughter of George du Maurier, the author and artist. In 1931 her first novel, The Loving Spirit, was published. A biography of her father and three other novels followed, but it was the novel Rebecca that launched her into the literary stratosphere and made her one of the most popular authors of her day. In 1932, du Maurier married Major Frederick Browning, with whom she had three children.
Many of du Maurier's bestselling novels and short stories were adapted into award-winning films, including Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. In 1969 du Maurier was awarded a DBE. She lived most of her life in Cornwall, the setting for many of her books.

Additional information

GOR001131825
9781844085750
1844085759
The Breaking Point: Short Stories by Daphne Du Maurier
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2009-05-07
304
N/A
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