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eBook The Birds (Penguin Readers: Level 2) ePub

by Daphne Du Maurier

  • ISBN: 0582417988
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Longman Publishing (November 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 48
  • ePub book: 1233 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1751 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 822

Description

Daphne du Maurier was born in t9o7 in London. She did not go to school but had lessonsat home. Look Now' is from a book, Not After Midnight from rg7t. The Birds' is another farirous story. In her last years, Daphne du Maurier saw few people and stayed at her home in Cornwall.

Daphne du Maurier was born in t9o7 in London. She wrote and sold her first stories in 1928, and her first book, The Louing Spirit in r93t. She died in 1989, when she was eighty-one. There are many films of her books and stories. Alfred Hitchcock's films of Rebecca(r94o) and The Birds (1963) are famous. Don't Look Nory was also a film, tn t973.

Foreword by David Thomson. Today I would be unable to tell you the story of Daphne du Maurier's 'The Birds. I read it only once, and very quickly at that

Foreword by David Thomson. They were good to each other, and du Maurier's books inspired several more films than those made by Hitchcock. I read it only once, and very quickly at that. An author takes three or four years to write a fine novel; it's his whole life.

Серия: "Penguin Readers"

Серия: "Penguin Readers". Nat and his family live near the sea. Nat watches the birds over the sea. Suddenly the weather is colder and there is something strange about the birds. They start to attack. Nina Auerbach claimed in her book Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress that du Maurier had read the Brazilian book when the first drafts were sent to be published in England and based her famous bestseller on it. "Ms. Nabuco had translated her novel into French and sent it to a publisher in Paris, who she learned was also Ms. du Maurier's".

The Essential Writer's Guide: Spotlight on Daphne du Maurier, Including her Personal Life, Analysis of her Best Sellers such as The Loving Spirit, Jamaica Inn, and Rebecca, Adaptations, and More.

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This is an extract from The Birds, a story of pathos and terror, which later was made into a Hitchcock film. It is a very cold winter and there are many more birds around than usual. Nat is afraid, for the birds keep coming in their thousands and they are hungry. Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English.

Published by Penguin, 1999. Bibliographic Details. Title: The Birds (Penguin Readers: Level 2 Series) Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 1999 Binding: Paperback Book Condition: Good. ISBN 10: 0582417988, ISBN 13: 9780582417984. Published by Longman (1999). ISBN 10: 0582417988 ISBN 13: 9780582417984.

The idea for this famous story came to du Ma. .The Birds, Daphne du Maurier The Birds is a horror story by British writer Daphne du Maurier, first published in her 1952 collection The Apple Tree. It is the story of a farmhand, his family, and his community that are attacked by flocks of birds and seabirds in kamikaze fashion. The story is set in du Maurier's native Cornwall shortly after the end of the Second World War. By the end of the story it becomes clear that all of Britain is under aerial assault.

The Birds by Daphne du Maurier . She developed an idea about the birds becoming hostile and attacking him.Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Daphne du Maurier's classic tale of horror. The idea for this famous story came to du Maurier one day when she was walking across to Menabilly Barton farm from the house. She saw a farmer busily ploughing a field whilst above him the seagulls were diving and wheeling. Daphne du Maurier. The Birds 1 of 3. 29:57. The Birds 2 of 3. 30:58.

The Birds" is a horror story by the British writer Daphne du Maurier, first published in her 1952 collection The Apple Tree. It is the story of a farmhand, his family, and his community that are attacked by flocks of birds in kamikaze fashion. The story is set in du Maurier's home county of Cornwall shortly after the end of the Second World War.

It is a very cold winter and there are many more birds around than usual. Nat is afraid, for the birds keep coming in their thousands and they are hungry. They want to kill. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

Comments

Thomeena Thomeena
I bought this book because I had not read Daphne Du Maurier's The Birds. The original story is way more suspenseful and brilliant than the Hitchcock movie (and I love Hitchcock). Du Maurier wrote my favorite novel Rebecca. However, she is a brilliant storyteller in the genre of short stories as well. Her settings are often by the seaside but are easy to step into, the characters are complex and relatable, and her plots suspenseful. This book is a great beach read, even with seagulls flying overhead while reading The Birds!
Melipra Melipra
This edition is far superior to NYRB w selecteds by McGrath. It has one of DdMs best stories, "The Apple Tree," in which a likeable widower finds that the gnarled tree in his yard has taken on the sagging and great martyr complex of his unlamented wife. He must chop down the tree ! (At what cost?)

Another, "The Little Photographer." Dangerous fun. A beautiful & bored wife whose marriage, after 2 tots, lacks passion, indulges in a squash w a disabled younger man who takes the "romance" seriously. When he threatens to tell All to her husby, what's the poor darling to do? Murder ! She'll forever be haunted x the Lost Moment.

Why do dimwit editors always include DdMs worst story, "Monte Verita" ?
A married woman cannot resist the "call" of a mysterious cult where women are promised agelessness. She vanishes into a mountain. What happens there ? I have no idea but all the dames soon have short boyish hair cuts. Hey, James Hilton, I am reminded of your Tibetan paradise, which I hated, in the Valley of the Blue Moon. This DdM is d'Embarrassment.

Jealousy, revenge, hidden desires dominate the startling and, at times, horrific DdM stories that carry the chilled helplessness of life.
Uanabimo Uanabimo
The Birds was not based on original story. DuMmaurier’s story was more engaging than Hitchcock’s film and I would’ve questioned anyone saying that had I not read he original story.
Paxondano Paxondano
This is an interesting collection of Daphne du Maurier's stories. She definitely leans towards the gothic and is a good, strong example of that genre in modern settings. The stories are quirky, eerie, and dark, with some strange twists, and keep your interest throughout. I read this for a book club selection and enjoyed it!
Macill Macill
Book was incredible! I got it mainly for 'The Birds' because we read it for our October, book club selection, but each story was just as wonderful.
OCARO OCARO
I am a big Alfred Hitchcock fan and just found out recently that Daphne Du Maurier wrote the original story. The Introduction by David Thomson was very interesting also - lots of great background information. The other stories in the book were very good as well.
Pruster Pruster
love the movie THE BIRDS but read the book after the movie......which i try not to do..and found out the endind is TOTALLY different!!!
I got this for my son for school. He needed to do an essay. It was very hard to find The Birds. This was a good price and came very fast.