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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If Daphne du Maurier had written only Rebecca, she would still be one of the great shapers of popular culture and the modern imagination.

The Blue Lenses by Daphne Du Maurier

When the bandages are removed the woman is astonished that everyone she sees has the head of an animal. All seems right with the world.

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 tne from the animal kingdom–a snake, a dog, etc.

While contemporary writers were dealing critically with such subjects as the war, alienation, religion, poverty, Marxism, psychology and art, and experimenting with new techniques such as the stream of consciousness, du Maurier produced ‘old-fashioned’ novels with straightforward narratives that appealed to a popular audience’s love of fantasy, adventure, sexuality and mystery.

Then the day comes that the lenses are fitted. An entertaining story lensfs is different any other I have read. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Daphne du Maurier weaves a short, intriguing story about a woman in hospital for an operation on her eyes. English Choose a language for shopping. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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Like Marda, we have never seen what these characters actually look like. We learn how dy sound, how they smell, how they move, but not how they look. Rachel Cohn PA rated it it was amazing Mar lemses, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Marda immediately begins to dismiss what she has seen.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. See all 3 reviews. Each plotline throughout was surprising, and the twists and turns made me unable to guess what was about to happen. Books by Daphne du Maurier. Anna Yakovleva rated it really liked it Jul 31, Return to Book Page.

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Born daphnr 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. The lenses have removed blindness both literal and metaphorical.

Lists with This Book. Please try again later. The narrator thus must do battle with The Other Woman – the dead Rebecca and elnses witch-like surrogate, Dwphne Danvers – to win the love of her husband and father-figure.

Jane rated it really liked it Dec 20, One starts to think, who might I have misjudged in my own life? Initially she can see nothing and forms her impressions of her nurses and carers from their voices. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Simply put, we still read du Maurier because she tapped into primal obsessions and embodied those maaurier in arresting, complicated characters. Vinur Hjarta rated it liked it Mar 13, A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication dapphne her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major later Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, whom she married.

Anna Berry rated it it was amazing Apr 27, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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. At an early age, she recognised that her readership was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following through several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.

Showing of 3 reviews. Like Marda West, we are trapped in darkness, piecing together information from what our other senses offer us. An amusing tale, nicely finished. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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