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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The Blue Lenses by Daphne Du Maurier

But what she sees is entirely unexpected: Why did Jim go along with it? Why does he spend so much time talking with Ansel in the hallway when he should be spending time with his wife?

Each plotline throughout was surprising, and the twists and turns made me unable to guess what was about to happen. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jane rated it really liked it Dec 20, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Her experiences outside are wild and hallucinatory:. In ‘Rebecca’, on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological llenses with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story.


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Marda immediately begins to dismiss what she has seen. Sairah rated it really liked it Mar 08, Which of my closest maurief, or family members, might be a monster in disguise? If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination.

Our first view of them is with their unsettling animal visages.

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Coming towards her, laughing, was a jackal. Oct 19, Shirley rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Stella Star rated it really liked it Dec 27, Samantha Kanisius rated it liked it Aug 12, Customers who bought this item also bought. Marda West can see again. The patient awakes from eye surgery with temporary blue lenses in her eyes that may have some slight side effects, and finds that all people around her have the heads of animals from the animal kingdom–a snake, a dog, etc.

The narrator thus must do battle lensess The Other Woman – the dead Rebecca and her witch-like surrogate, Mrs Danvers – to win the love of her husband and father-figure.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Born into a family with a rich artistic and historical background, the daughter of a famous actor-manager, she was indulged as a child and grew up enjoying enormous freedom from financial and parental restraint.


Characters who seemed polite and kind reemerge as predators and we realize that, like Marda, we have misjudged them. This book is not yet featured on Bluf.

Perhaps tonight I will dream of Manderlay again. 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.

Their true natures revealed, Marda realizes that the people she thought she knew best — people she intimately trusted — are in actuality dangerous and deceitful. The lenses have removed blindness both literal and metaphorical. Very d story and ending.

The Blue Lenses

In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance tue achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother. The story concerns Marda West, a woman recuperating from eye surgery. 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. You are commenting using your Makrier account.