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This is an auction for DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S CLASSICS OF THE MACABRE, illustrated by Michael Foreman.

A collection of short stories comprising:








"FIVE STARS!!! Daphne du Maurier was a favourite of the late great Alfred Hitchcock. Most famous, perhaps, for her intense novels (eg REBECCA), her short stories often rose to the level of masterpiece. This book contains six of these, made even more atmospheric by Michael Foreman's wonderfully unsettling watercolours. It's a perfect combination. Du Maurier's tales are a kind of literary level Twilight Zone. Included in this collection is the all-time classic "The Birds," though the others are equally good. This book is a treat on both the verbal and non-verbal level."

"FIVE STARS!! "Classics of the Macabre" is a collection of Daphne du Maurier's best short stories packaged very nicely: multiple coloured illustrations, gorgeous paper. As far as such collections go, it is very strong. Although the stories are satisfying to various degrees, all of them are equally spooky and suspenseful. I am amazed how well du Maurier laces her stories with so much foreboding. My favourite in the bunch is "The Birds." Having never watched Hitchcock's movie adaptation, I do not know how the two mediums compare, but this apocalyptic story about birds suddenly turning on people is thrilling and scary. Close second favourite is "The Apple Tree", about a man who one day sees an apple tree in his garden which strongly reminds him of his recently deceased nagging wife."

Large format hardback 1987.

284 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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