The Breaking Point
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First US edition
AuthorDaphne du Maurier
IllustratorMargot Tomes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherGollancz (UK)
Doubleday (US)
Publication date
1959
Media typePrint
Pages287 (UK)
OCLC3047815

The Breaking Point is a collection of eight short stories by Daphne du Maurier first published in 1959 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. The stories were written at a time when du Maurier herself came close to a severe nervous breakdown and reflect her own psychological stress. Du Maurier herself acknowledged she had come close to madness immediately before she wrote them; and they were part of her cure – "the means by which she wrote herself back to sanity".[1] The original book had illustrations before each story by Margot Tomes.[2]

Stories

Reception

Publication history

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Adaptation

References

  1. ^ Introduction to Virago edition publ. 2009 by Sally Beauman
  2. ^ "A Work in Progress: Daphne du Maurier's "The Blue Lenses"". Danitorres.typepad.com. 11 October 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  3. ^ THE BREAKING POINT (reviewed on 1 October 1959) from Kirkus Reviews Issue: 1 October 1959
  4. ^ Savidge 3.0 Review by Simon Savidge on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  5. ^ www.fantasticfiction.co.uk Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  6. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes – Afternoon Drama, The Alibi". BBC. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Vanessa Rosenthal radio plays – DIVERSITY". Suttonelms.org.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  8. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Extra - The World Of Daphne Du Maurier". Bbc.co.uk. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  9. ^ "BBC Radio 4 Extra – The Blue Lenses, Episode 1". Bbc.co.uk. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012.