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The Birds


“The Birds”, is one of Daphne du Maurier’s best known short stories; in it, birds turn on and attack humans. Alfred Hitchcock made a film of this short story in 1963.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PR6007 .U47



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms (In All Fields)


  • Du Maurier, Daphne
  • Du Maurier, Daphne – Criticism and Interpretation



Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Auerbach Nina. Daphne du Maurier, haunted heiress. 2000

                         Call Number: PR6007.U47 Z55 2000

  •  Horner, Avril   Daphne Du Maurier: Writing, Identity and the Gothic Imagination 1998.

                         Call Number:  PR6007.U47 Z67 1998

  •  Manley, Seon. Ladies of Horror: Two Centuries of Supernatural Stories by the Gentle Sex. 1971.

                        Call Number:  PZ1 .M3033 Lad




Reference Materials


  • Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Analyses Vol. 14 pg. 37-43
  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o   Vol. 59, pg. 285, 287

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 18, pg. 125-26, 130, 137-38

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 126 pg. 1-21



Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

Revised November 21, 2021

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