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Alexandria quartet

Lawrence Durrell

Alexandria quartet

by Lawrence Durrell

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesJustine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
Statementby Lawrence Durrell
The Physical Object
Pagination4 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14960843M

Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. The Alexandria Quartet (Series) Book 2 Lawrence Durrell Author Jan Morris Author of introduction, etc. () Mountolive The Alexandria Quartet (Series) Book 3 Lawrence Durrell Author Jan Morris Author of introduction, etc. () Clea The Alexandria Quartet (Series) Book 4.

Balthazar (Alexandria Quartet) by Lawrence Durrell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This “very remarkable novel”—first in the acclaimed Alexandria Quartet—tells a haunting story of love, desire, and deception in the Egyptian city pre-WWII (New York Herald Tribune Book Review). Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years between World Wars I and II, Justine is the first installment in the distinguished Alexandria Quartet. Here Lawrence Durrell crafts an exquisite Brand: Open Road Media.

The Alexandria Quartet: Justine Balthazar Mountolive Clea. Author:Durrell, Lawrence. Book Binding:Hardback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Year Published:N/ Rating: % positive. Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet) by Lawrence Durrell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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I’ve read all of his books but "The Alexandria Quartet" is unquestionably his most brilliant work in the period just before the Second World War in Alexandria. It was originally four novels: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea and they have been combined into this work/5.

Alexandria Quartet is, simply, the best novel I have yet read in modern English. Durrell's masterpiece achieves its greatness first by its construction. He has examined a set of characters in a defined time period from different views, thereby allowing him to develop a large number of characters with great by: The Alexandria Quartet is a ghost story in many ways, come to think of it.

The book is in the tradition, too, of Norman Douglas's SOUTH WIND, a book about how not Alexandria, but Capri, makes its characters lose their moral bearings, and how losing their morality is actually the best thing that could happen to the characters/5(79).

The Alexandria Quartet, series of four novels by Lawrence Durrell. The lush and sensuous tetralogy, which consists of Justine (), Balthazar (), Mountolive (), and Clea (), is set in Alexandria, Egypt, during the s. Three of the books are written in the first person, Mountolive in the third.

The Alexandria Quartet is a sequence of four novels published between and by British writer Lawrence Durrell. Alexandria quartet book in Egypt before and during World War II, each of the first three books narrates the same sequence of events from a new perspective.

Free download or read online The Alexandria Quartet pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Lawrence Durrell. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, classics story are,/5. The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell 's celebrated tetralogy from the s, was defined by its author as "an investigation of modern love", but has often been regarded by its readers more as.

The opening novel of Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet didn’t leave me indifferent. It’s probably one of the best well written books I have ever read. Durrell’s mastery of the word is indisputable. Surreal descriptions of place, evocative and provocative, tinged with poetic melancholy/5.

The Alexandria Quartet is the story of the life and loves of a young British man, Darley, who lives in Egypt during World War II. His most famous work is The Alexandria Quartet, a tetralogy published between and The best-known novel in the series is the first, Justine.

Beginning inDurrell published The Avignon Quintet, using many of the same techniques. The Alexandria Quartet: four linked narratives, Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea, is a remarkable work; one of Lawrence Durrell's best.

In terms of style it could be said to be a little mannered. That said it remains a work that evokes an Alexandria that has since been pretty comprehensively trampled in to the dust by a billion tourists' feet/5(). E-BOOK EXCERPT Balthazar, is the second volume of Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, set in Alexandria, Egypt, during the s.

The events of each lush and sensuous novel are seen through the eyes of the central character L.G. Darley, who observes the interactions of his lovers, friends, and acquaintances. Overview A four-part story of passion and betrayal in the Mediterranean—voted one of the Modern Library’s Best Novels of the twentieth century.

The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live/5(9).

He is an impecunious would-be novelist (he is actually writing the Alexandria Quartet during the course of the book), who makes his money by teaching and, briefly, spying and, during the war, working for the British Embassy.

It is he that sees or hears of much of the action and reports it. Written by people who wish to remain anonymous "The Alexandria Group" of four is an arrangement of four books distributed somewhere in the range of and by English author Lawrence Durrell.

Set in Egypt previously and amid World War II, every one of the initial three books portrays a similar succession of occasions from another : Lawrence Durrell.

Lawrence Durrell, born years ago, is best known for The Alexandria Quartet, a study of modern love with a plot full of surprises – there are shocks.

I am embarrassed to enjoy Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet so much. It was an early passion of mine and one I revisit for the blowsy comfort it provides and for.

The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria.

In this world of corrupt glamour, L. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political /5(K).

This atmospheric, poetic quartet of novels, undoubtedly one of the great English works of the post-Second World War period, is set in wartime Alexandria, with its politics, passions, corruption and vice. Durrell’s experimental form presents the narrative from different viewpoints, allowing the story to unfold gradually.

It is richly compelling, especially in this quietly powerful reading. Publisher Description A four-part story of passion and betrayal in the Mediterranean—voted one of the Modern Library’s Best Novels of the twentieth century. The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live.

The Alexandria Quartet is a striking and sensuous masterpiece, breathing vivid life into each of its unforgettable characters and the dusty Mediterranean city in which they live. Set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the years before, during, and after World War II, the books follow the lives of a circle of friends and lovers, including sensitive Darley Brand: Open Road Media.The The Alexandria Quartet Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

The first book is written in his point of view. : Lawrence Durrell."The Alexandria Quartet" is a tetralogy of novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published between and A critical and commercial success, the books present four perspectives on a single set of events and characters in Alexandria, Egypt, before and during World War II.