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Durrell, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 1,344 works in 5,594 publications in 23 languages and 94,676 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Poetry  Diary fiction  Erotic stories  Love stories  Humor  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Translator, Creator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Other, Adapter, Signer, Performer, Librettist, sig, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6007.U76, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Lawrence Durrell
Publications by Lawrence Durrell
Publications by Lawrence Durrell, published posthumously.
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Justine by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
376 editions published between 1002 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 4,138 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. For subsequent volumes in the series, see Author Catalog
Mountolive, a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
247 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 3,840 libraries worldwide
British Ambassador David Mountolive enters the intrigues of the interwoven community of characters
Balthazar, a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
254 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 3,614 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 )
253 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 3,596 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 )
96 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
A scientist discovers that his famous invention leads to a dangerous outcomeFelix Charlock's scientific genius is unrivaled-and so is his very special invention. So special, in fact, that a shadowy and enigmatic international firm, called Merlin, recruits Felix and marries him into the family. He is betrothed to the erratic Merlin heiress, Benedicta, and given access to an inexhaustible fortune. Yet he longs to be free of the psychological and scientific toll the mysterious firm inflicts. The inscrutable Merlin is always one step ahead, and twists and turns ensue in this tale of sexual and moral intrigue that leaves Felix's future-and his sanity-on uncertain ground
The black book by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
61 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,705 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
Nunquam; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
65 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
Will a desperate scientist's mastery of technology save him-or be his undoing' The ominous and compelling sequel to Durrell's Tunc finds gifted inventor Felix Charlock called upon by the sinister international firm, Merlin, to apply his scientific prowess to a seemingly impossible project. He must literally reinvent his lost lover, Iolanthe, in the form of a living, breathing replica. Merlin's dark project leads Felix on a fantastic undertaking. In recreating his former love, Felix knows that he will either find what he had thought lost, or the technology-his very life's blood-will be the end of him
Prospero's cell, and Reflections on a marine Venus by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
93 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 libraries worldwide
Guide to the customs, religion, geography, history, and the people of the Greek islands of Corfu and Rhodes
The Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
97 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,510 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
The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
36 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 1,495 libraries worldwide
Collected poems by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
43 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
The Henry Miller reader by Henry Miller( Book )
15 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
The dark labyrinth by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
81 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
About a quest for peace of mind by a group of English people
Livia : or, Buried alive by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
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 )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Durrell's beautiful Avignon Quintet continues with this harrowing, tumultuous installment. Here the protagonist is Constance, a psychoanalyst and mystic struggling for clarity in a world on fire with war, hatred, and inexplicable brutality. Her quest for sanity takes her through the deserts of Egypt (and into the arms of the leader of a suicide cult), through war-ravaged Poland, and finally into ancient Avignon. In the fields of southern France, Constance sees a religious historical drama come to a close, a mysterious narrative that began with the Knights Templar and ends with Hitler's mad grab for power
Monsieur by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,229 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 )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
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
A key to modern British poetry by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
21 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
White eagles over Serbia by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
67 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 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
Esprit de corps; sketches from diplomatic life by Lawrence Durrell( Book )
81 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
After decades spent representing Britain around the globe, Antrobus has earned a shirtful of medals and the right to pass afternoons in his London club, musing over old times. His memory is long, and every old embarrassment still rankles, no matter how ridiculous. The incident with the Yugoslav ghost train, for instance, still causes him to clench his fists in fear. When he speaks of Sir Claud Polk-Mowbray, he takes pains to lower his voice lest an American hear. And his stomach has never recovered from the incident involving the fried flag
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Norden, 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-
Durrell, Lawrence 1912-1990
Durrell, Lawrence G. 1912-1990
Durrell, Lawrence George
Durrell, Lawrence George 1912-1990
L. D 1912-
Norden, Chales
Norden, Charles.
Norden Charles 1912-1990
Ntarel, Lōrens.
Даррелл, Лоренс 1912-1990
דארל, לורנס
דרל, לורנס
داريل, لورانس.
لورانس داريل، 1912-1990
لورنس داريل، 1912-1990
ダレル, ロレンス
Languages
English (1,490)
Spanish (164)
German (152)
French (141)
Danish (45)
Italian (38)
Catalan (31)
Swedish (30)
Portuguese (21)
Polish (11)
Turkish (11)
Japanese (10)
Dutch (9)
Croatian (6)
Norwegian (6)
Romanian (4)
Arabic (3)
Finnish (3)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Hebrew (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Hungarian (1)
Serbian (1)
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