- Paperback: 880 pages
- Publisher: Faber and Faber; Reprint edition (9 Jun. 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0571086098
- ISBN-13: 978-0571086092
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 4.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,022,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea Paperback – 9 Jun 1986
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'Durrell was a master at creating and handling tension ... I was fascinated from the start.' -- Wilbur Smith
'One of the most important works of our time.' -- New York Times Book Review
'Intoxicating.' -- Niall Ferguson
'A formidable, glittering achievement.' --Times Literary Supplement
'The writing is nearly always superb, not only in the great passages of poetical description but also in the asides, the casual wit and brilliance of comment.' -- Philip Toynbee, Observer
'There can be no doubt of the magnitude of Durrell's achievement.' --George Steiner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell contains the hugely celebrated books Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I read this 40+ years ago when still at school - it was part of my course work. Then it was an intellectual challenge for an enquiring mind. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tony in Halstead
A new word on every page. Does for Alexandria what Miller did for Paris. Dissolute and debauched,it seems quite charming compared to contemporary urban life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by davemorgan
I first read this book around 50 years ago and loved it. I loved the apparent depth and what I saw as the poetic and evocative writing, and intriguing way it passed from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hannah
It must be 50 years since I read this. A strange yet familiar odyssey of love art and politics. Do read it -it's magicalPublished 5 months ago by Dr. J. A. Rae
A magnificent work. And thank God the politically correct brigade have not yet tampered with it!Published 8 months ago by Keith
The unnamed narrator, an uptight Irish schoolteacher living on a windswept Greek island, is remembering Alexandria in the late 30s, where he got romantically involved with both a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bob Ventos