27.12.11

The Lost Short Stories of Daphne du Maurier

'The dark side of this most respectable suspense writer.'
Daphne du Maurier, The Doll: The Lost Short Stories
Anna Mundow reviews Daphne du Maurier's The Doll: The Lost Short Stories: 'Daphne du Maurier's best-known novel, Rebecca, is a romantic swoon of a book that opens with the famous incantation, "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." It is also a sadomasochistic nightmare and a daring portrait of female humiliation. For du Maurier, like most thriller writers, was a literary subversive, and her fiction, despite its twin-set-and-pearls decorum, presents an unsettling vision of sex, cruelty, and class. Now The Doll: The Lost Short Stories provides a glimpse of that vision in the making.' [Read More]