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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Their true natures revealed, Marda realizes that the people she thought she knew best — people she intimately trusted — are in actuality dangerous and deceitful. Why did Jim go along with it? Jul 13, Kirsty rated it really liked it.
Few writers have created more magical and mysterious places than Jamaica Inn and Manderley, buildings invested with a rich ble that gives them a memorable life of their own. On some level, mauirer 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.
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We learn how characters sound, how they smell, how they move, but not how they look. 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 later Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, whom she married.
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Susan rated it really liked it Dec 27, Thanks for telling us about the problem. See all 3 reviews. She looks forward to finally seeing what all her new friends look like. While she has not always been blind, she has been struck by an unnamed condition and is awaiting lenses that will restore her elnses. English Choose a language for shopping.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Like Marda, we have never seen te these characters actually look like. She daphns her youth sailing boats, travelling on the Continent with friends, and writing stories. Return to Book Page. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Her experiences outside are wild and hallucinatory:. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Our first view of them is with their unsettling animal visages. Books by Daphne du Maurier.
“The Blue Lenses” by Daphne du Maurier
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In ‘Julius’ and ‘The Parasites,’ for example, she introduces the image of a domineering but deadly father and the daring subject of incest.
The woman has gained the ability to see people with the head of an animal that best expresses their qualities. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Which of my closest friends, or family members, might be a monster in disguise?
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Also like Marda West, we come to conclusions about the characters based on this limited information. 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.
Her subsequent novels became bestsellers, earning her enormous wealth and fame. An amusing tale, nicely finished. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Natalia rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.