The Birds & Other Stories


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How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the  beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew …

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 sense of dominance over the natural world. The  mountain paradise of Monte Veritä 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 .

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