The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea Paperback – 2 Jun 2005
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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 alternate Paperback edition.
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell contains the hugely celebrated books Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.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 5 days 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 8 days 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 15 days 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 3 months ago by Dr. J. A. Rae
A magnificent work. And thank God the politically correct brigade have not yet tampered with it!Published 6 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 7 months ago by Bob Ventos