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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Anna Yakovleva rated it really liked it Jul 31, The story concerns Marda West, a woman recuperating from eye surgery.
Lists with This Book. Perhaps tonight I will dream of Manderlay again. On some level, we must recognize that her Gothic novels — tales of hysterical women and gaslighting men tinged with the vague possibility of the supernatural — can be a little ridiculous at times. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log vu The woman has gained the ability to see people with the head of an da;hne that best expresses their qualities.
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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
Rachel Cohn PA rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Initially she can see nothing and forms her impressions of her nurses and carers from their voices. Daphne du Maurier can best be understood in terms of her remarkable and paradoxical family, the ghosts which haunted her life and fiction.
Ellen Belle rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Natalia rated it it was amazing Nov 15, She spent her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories. A woman is recovering in hospital after eye surgery in which lenses have been implanted. Jul 13, Kirsty rated it really liked it.
In many ways the life of Daphne du Maurier resembles a fairy tale. But what she sees is entirely unexpected: She was also an unsung master of atmosphere and suspense. Please try again later. Just a moment while we sign blhe in to your Goodreads account.
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Does this have anything to do with his insistence that she allow him to become co-director of her trust fund? Why does he spend so much time talking with Ansel in the hallway when he should be spending time with his wife? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. One person found this helpful. 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. There were vultures on the pavement opposite.
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: 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 mauriee was comprised principally of women, and she cultivated their loyal following lensses several decades by embodying their desires and dreams in her novels and short stories.
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Kerrie rated it it was ok Nov 14, Like Marda, we have never seen what these characters actually look like. The Blue Lenses by Daphne du Maurier.
The problem, it seems, dapjne all in her head — the old lenses were pressing against a nerve. Lucy rated it it was amazing Jan 18, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Vinur Hjarta rated it liked it Mar 13, This opening section is very smartly written by du Maurier. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.