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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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 19, Shirley rated it really liked it Shelves: Daphne du Maurier weaves a short, intriguing story about a woman in hospital for an operation on her eyes.

Initially she can see nothing and forms her impressions of her nurses and carers from their voices. An amusing tale, nicely finished. Jul 13, Kirsty rated it really liked it.

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Each plotline throughout was surprising, and the twists and turns made me unable to guess what was about to happen. The tales were startling and full of power, and I very much enjoyed them all for different reasons. Apr 06, Gary rated it really liked it.

A woman is recovering in hospital after eye surgery in which lenses have been implanted. When the bandages are removed the woman is astonished that everyone she sees has the head of an animal. The woman has gained the ability to see people with the head of an animal that best expresses their qualities.

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About Daphne du Maurier.

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

In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale.

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.

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. She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories. A prestigious publishing house accepted her first novel when she was in her early twenties, and its publication brought her not only fame but the attentions of a handsome soldier, Major raphne Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, whom maruier married.

Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame. 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.

Daphne du Maurier was obsessed with the past.


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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: Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.

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.

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.

In some of her novels, however, she went beyond the technique of the formulaic romance to achieve a powerful psychological realism reflecting her intense feelings about her father, and to a lesser degree, her mother.

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This vision, which underlies ‘Julius’, ‘Rebecca’ and ‘The Parasites’, is that of an author overwhelmed by the memory of her father’s commanding presence. In ‘Julius’ and ‘The Parasites,’ for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest. In ‘Rebecca’, on the other hand, du Maurier fuses psychological realism with a sophisticated version of the Cinderella story.

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.

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

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