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The Breaking Point

(1959)
And Other Stories
(The Blue Lenses)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn."They don't know," he thought, "those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers - a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided ., . . Sudden murder., Theft. Fire." It was as simple as that.'In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point., Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier's considerable talent.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: Breaking Point: Eight Stories (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 0-7451-7188-5 / 978-0-7451-7188-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 1959 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Breaking Point: Eight Stories
Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 0-575-01333-8 / 978-0-575-01333-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Breaking Point: Short Stories (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 1-84408-575-9 / 978-1-84408-575-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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December 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breaking Point
Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 0-380-01072-0 / 978-0-380-01072-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blue Lenses And Other Stories: The Alibi; the Blue Lenses; Ganymede; the Pool; the Archduchess; the Menace; the Chamois; the Lordly Ones
Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
ISBN: 0-14-003085-9 / 978-0-14-003085-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breaking Point
Author(s): Daphne du Maurier
ISBN: 0-671-78122-7 / 978-0-671-78122-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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