The Blue Lenses has 59 ratings and 5 reviews. Книги знаменитой английской писательницы Дафны Дю Морье () уже более полувека. The Breaking Point is a collection of eight short stories by Daphne du Maurier first published in by Victor Gollancz in the UK and Doubleday in the US. It has also been published under the title The Blue Lenses and Other Stories. What is it about the work of Daphne du Maurier that continues to hold to our collective consciousness? On some level, we must recognize that.

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She looks forward to finally seeing what all her new friends look like. An entertaining story that is different any other I have read. Alephnaught rated it really liked it May 17, Books by Daphne du Maurier. On the brink of madness, she blacks out and awakens in the hospital. Vinur Hjarta rated it liked it Mar 13, The nameless heroine has been saved from a life of drudgery by marrying a handsome, wealthy aristocrat, but unlike the Prince in Cinderella, Maxim de Winter is old enough to be the narrator’s father.

While Alfred Hitchcock’s film based upon her novel proceeded to make her one of the best-known authors in the world, she enjoyed the life of a fairy princess in a mansion in Cornwall called Menabilly, which served as the model for Manderley in Rebecca. She was also an unsung master of atmosphere and suspense.

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leness She intensively researched the lives of Francis and Anthony Bacon, the history of Cornwall, the Regency period, and nineteenth-century France and England, Above all, however, she was obsessed with her own family history, which she chronicled in ‘Gerald: In ‘Julius’ and ‘The Parasites,’ for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.


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Our dj view of them is with their unsettling animal visages. I had a dream about my migraines and doctors transplanting a new head of an animal and another person told me to be sure to read the short story “The Blue Lenses” from this book and that I would find it particularly interesting.

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There were vultures on the pavement opposite. I’ve loved this set of stories since I read it as a kid, not that they’re in any way appropriate for a kid.

This site uses cookies. Oct 19, Shirley rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale. She has been in the hospital for several weeks and has developed close relationships with the nurses there; she has even asked her favorite, Nurse Ansel, to come home with her to be her private nurse while she adjusts to the lenses.

What is it about the work of Daphne du Maurier that continues to hold to our collective consciousness? The problem, it seems, was all in her head — the old lenses were pressing against a nerve. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. English Choose a language for shopping.

The Blue Lenses by Daphne Du Maurier

Masha rated it really liked it Feb 10, Each plotline throughout was surprising, and the twists and turns made me unable to guess what was about to happen. In ‘Rebecca’, on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella dapbne. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Few writers have created more magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich character that gives them a memorable life of their own.


Olena Malakhova rated it it was amazing Dk 10, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One starts to think, who might I have misjudged in my own life?

Things that were once benign take on a queasy undertow of terror.

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Like Marda, we have never seen what these characters actually look like. An amusing tale, nicely finished. Email required Address never made public.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dapnne and try again. Characters who seemed polite and kind reemerge as predators and we realize that, like Marda, we have misjudged them.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Coming towards her, laughing, was a jackal. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The metaphor may not be subtle, but it is effective.

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Marda West can see again. Apr 06, Gary rated it really liked it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rachel Cohn PA rated it it was amazing Adphne 22, Born into a fami If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination. But what she sees is entirely unexpected: