The Birds: and Other Stories
If you enjoyed Rebecca for its quiet, romantic mystery, don't miss out on this short story collection. Hitchcock immortalized The Birds in his classic film.
“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)
A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised 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 . . .