The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea
A four-part story of passion and betrayal in the Mediterranean—voted one of the Modern Library’s 100 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. 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, passionate Justine, philosophical Balthazar, and elegant Clea. Written in Durrell’s trademark evocative prose, these four novels explore the central theme of modern love, building into a remarkable whole that the New York Times hailed as “one of the most important works of our time.” This ebook features a new introduction by Jan Morris.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Poquette - LibraryThing
Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea — the four novels that constitute The Alexandria Quartet — are famous for Durrell’s florid prose and unique four-tiered structure, which the author spoke of ... Read full review
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Being a serial book-adulterer I have fallen into and wandered out of love with an amoral number of books - but I remain forever in thrall to the Alexandria Quartet. Of course, I may change my mind in ten years. Let's just wait and see. Read full review
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The Alexandria Quartet: Justine/Balthazar/Mountolive/Clea/Boxed Set
No preview available - 1991
The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
No preview available - 1962