The Alexandria Quartet

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Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late twentieth century. 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. G. 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 intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.

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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

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The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell contains the hugely celebrated books Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea.

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