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Durrell, Lawrence

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Justine by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

476 editions published between 1002 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 4,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the modern Egyptian city of Alexandria, in which an Irish schoolmaster, a passionate, tormented Jewess, a Greek cabaret dancer, and a Coptic financier play out their destinies amid decadent surroundings symbolic of an erotic world
Mountolive : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

317 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Ambassador David Mountolive enters the intrigues of the interwoven community of characters
Balthazar : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

341 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 22 languages and held by 3,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again Durrell writes of Justine, Melissa, Clea, Nessim, Pursewarden, Scobie, Pombal-but from a fresh point of view. THe new insights are provided by the psychiatrist, Balthazar, who convinces the narrator that the first volume of the story was almost wholly inaccurate. So this second volume is a correction and an expansion of the first
Clea : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

306 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 3,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darley returns to a war-fevered Alexandria as the stories of the many characters move toward conclusion
Tunc; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

115 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunc (meaning next in Latin) is the first of two novels [the other being Nunquam] and represents the scientist. Told in typical flashes of memory, the story describes the induction of a gifted scientist, Felix, into Merlin, the mysterious and very powerful firm that everybody seems to be a part of. He soon finds himself married to the ill Merlin heiress, Benedicta, and recipient of limitless wealth. As Benedicta becomes more and more tempestuous and suffers more and more psychological damage, Felix feels a new yearning for his scientific freedom. Something, whether it be the never seen chairman of Merlin, Julian, or the firm itself is always a step ahead of him. His [Felix's] rebellion and attempt to escape leads to the death of his son and his own incarceration in a mental asylum. His lover at the beginning of the novel, Iolanthe, is likewise captured by the Firm through its net of contracts and capitalist acquisitions, ultimately leading to her death. --Adella L. Thompson at and
The black book by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

94 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a moldering residential hotel in London which shelters a group of strange, impassioned people--sensualists, idealists, self-searchers, sex-seekers. They are seen through the eyes of Lawrence Lucifer, the young narrator who has moved into the hotel for the winter
The Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

164 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consisting of Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea, The Alexandria Quartet explores the sexual and political intrigues of a group of expatriates in Egypt before and after the Second World War
Nunquam; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

79 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of the work, Nunquam, Iolanthe [Felix Charlock's lover in the first novel, Tunc] is resurrected as a robot, which ultimately destroys itself along with the director of the Firm, Julian. The novel ends with the burning of the Firm's contracts, but no one knows if this will cause any change.
Collected poems by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

59 editions published between 1940 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark labyrinth by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

102 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a quest for peace of mind by a group of English people
The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

60 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As every reader of Durrell knows, his writing is steeped in the living experience of the Mediterranean and especially the islands of Greece. This text weaves together evocative descriptions, history and myth (including flowers and festivals) with his personal reminiscences
The Henry Miller reader by Henry Miller( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livia : or, Buried alive by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

65 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of World War II, Livia and her sister Constance commit themselves to separate sides of a historic struggle in the second volume of theAvignon Quintet The second book of Durrell's inventive and inspiring Avignon Quintet, Livia follows the currents of longing and regret, and the shifting illusions of memory, that began in Monsieur. Two sisters, Livia and Constance, have already led remarkable lives as scholars, lovers of artists, and seekers of the forbidden wisdom of Gnostic sages. As Europe is shaken by the rise of fascism, the two sisters find themselves driven apart by shifting alliances. Livia is rich with Durrell's unmistakable, gorgeous prose and breathtaking insights into love and the idiosyncrasies of the human heart
Constance, or, Solitary practices by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman der bl.a. foregår under 2. verdenskrig i det tysk okkuperede Sydfrankrig
Monsieur by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three lovers and comrades seek happiness in a dilapidated chateau near history-enveloped Avignon, but must contend with madness, eerie obsessions, and darker demonic forces
Sebastian : or, Ruling passions by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Europe reduced to rubble after the Second World War, Constance must seek knowledge beyond the modern in order to heal her patients-and herself In Durrell's fourth installment of the Avignon Quintet, Constance returns to Europe after the end of World War II. A Freudian analyst, she treats the shell-shocked, the battle-fatigued, and other despairing survivors in Geneva. She also treats the traumatized, autistic son of her former lover, Sebastian-a situation that draws her back into the mysterious cult that the sensitive and charismatic Sebastian led in the deserts of Egypt. In Sebastian, Constance's pursuit of wisdom in the midst of Europe's blackest night is rendered as a gorgeous and heartbreaking quest for truth in a world full of illusion
White eagles over Serbia by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

79 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methuen, a seasoned survivor of countless spy missions thrust upon him by the Old Etonians running the Awkward Shop (as the British Secret Service was called), feels he needs a respite from it all. He is looking forward to some trout fishing in Scotland. But when his superior, Dombey, explains that something strange is afoot in the Balkans, Methuen's curiosity is immediately aroused. A fellow British spy has been murdered on a remote mountainside in Serbia by the White Eagles - underground Royalists - presumably because he fell afoul of their life-or-death struggle against Tito and the Communists. What the Royalists are up to is a mystery Dombey wants Methuen to solve. The Cold War - weary Methuen feels his blood stir. At the very least, he thinks, the trout fishing ought to be excellent. Setting up camp in a cave deep in the Serbian countryside, Methuen baits his hooks and waits for the contact who will lead him into the deeper water of the mystery. He finds out soon enough that his mission involves far more than sport fishing - his life is the one on the line. Hunted by both the Communists and the White Eagles, Methuen is played to his limit. He fights for his life, summoning every ounce of his strength as he gets pulled into a roaring cataract of events that eventually lands him on a dizzying mountain peak - and reels readers in for a tour-de-force climax that will leave them breathless
A key to modern British poetry by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

25 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1931-1974 by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

52 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ikons, and other poems by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

20 editions published between 1946 and 1981 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Balthazar : a novel
Mountolive : a novelBalthazar : a novelClea : a novelThe black bookThe Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, CleaNunquam; a novelThe dark labyrinthThe Greek Islands
Alternative Names

controlled identityNorden, Charles

Darel, Lorens

Darels, Lorenss 1912-1990

D̲arrel, Lōrens

Darrel, Lorens 1912-1990

Durell, Lawrence

Durrel, Lawrence George

Durrell, Larry.

Durrell, Larry 1912-1990

Durrell, Lawrence 1912-1990

Durrell, Lawrence G. 1912-1990

Durrell Lawrence George

Durrell, Lawrence George 1912-1990

L. D 1912-

Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell britischer Schriftsteller

Lawrence Durrell Brits toneelschrijver (1912-1990)

Lawrence Durrell écrivain britannique

Lawrence Durrell Novelista, poeta e dramaturgo británico de éxito do século XX

Lawrence Durrell Novelista, poeta y dramaturgo británico de éxito del siglo XX

Lawrence Durrell scrittore e poeta britannico

Lorens Darrell

Lorensas Darelas

Lorenss Darels

Norden, Chales

Norden, Charles.

Norden Charles 1912-1990

Ntarel, Lōrens.

Λώρενς Ντάρελ

Даррел Л. Д

Даррел Л. Д. 1912-1990

Даррел, Лоренс Джордж

Даррелл, Лоренс

Даррелл, Лоренс 1912-1990

Лоренс Дарел

Лорънс Дърел

Лорэнс Дарэл

דארל, לורנס

דרל, לורנס

דרל, לורנס, 1912-1990

לורנס דארל

לורנס דארל סופר בריטי

داريل, لورانس.

لورانس داريل

لورانس داريل، 1912-1990

لورانس داریل

لورنس داريل، 1912-1990

ലോറൻസ് ജോർജ് ഡ്യൂറൽ

더럴, 로렌스 1912-

로런스 더럴

ダレル, ロレンス