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Durrell, Lawrence

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Justine by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

428 editions published between 1002 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 4,059 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. For subsequent volumes in the series, see Author Catalog
Mountolive : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

309 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

331 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

312 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 3,536 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
Tunc; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

107 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,998 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 )

90 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,766 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
Monsieur by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

100 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,752 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
Nunquam; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

73 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,668 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 )

57 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek Islands by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Las Islas Jónicas - El Egeo meridional - Las espóradas del sur - Las espóradas del note - El egeo septentrional - Las cícladas - El grupo vernáculo
The Henry Miller reader by Henry Miller( Book )

21 editions published between 1959 and 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark labyrinth by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

92 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a quest for peace of mind by a group of English people
A key to modern British poetry by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

78 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 1,231 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
Livia : or, Buried alive by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and youth in the world, which ended with the Nazi War, are placed against the timeless backdrop of Provence. Both real and imaginary people enter the drama which is written by a member of the cast
Constance, or, Solitary practices by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman der bl.a. foregår under 2. verdenskrig i det tysk okkuperede Sydfrankrig
Sebastian : or, Ruling passions by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A madman, disguised as a nun, makes his way to an apartment in Geneva, intent on murder. An Egyptian banker hears his death sentence decreed by fellow members of a gnostic brotherhood. A novelist confronts, in the flesh, a character he has created. More than ever the peculiar magic of Lawrence Durrell is at work in Sebastian, fourth in his "quincunx," The Avignon Quintet. This novel is set mainly in Geneva and its environs, where Constance, a psychoanalyst, practices her profession while trying to come to terms with the end of a passionate love affair. The Egyptian Affad, or Sebastian, realizing that his attachment to Constance is a violation of the gnostic code, returns to Alexandria. There he learns that a letter prescribing his death has been mailed to Geneva and innocently intercepted by Constance. Durrell's story follows the trail of the letter as it falls into the hands of the madman Mnemedis... -- from dust jacket
Selected poems of Lawrence Durrell by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

62 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new selection from the poetry of Lawrence Durrell (the first for thirty years), Peter Porter has drawn on the full range of the published work, from A Private Country (1943) to Vega (1973), and has provided a long overdue revaluation of Durrell's poetic career. In his detailed and generous introduction, Porter makes the case for A Private Country as one of the most accomplished debut collections of the twentieth century, and traces Durrell's preoccupations and poetic personality within the wider scene. The selection of poems makes its own strong case for the continuing power and origin
White eagles over Serbia by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

73 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,006 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
Bitter lemons by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

131 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indrukken van het dagelijks leven en de atmosfeer op Cyprus tijdens de jaren van strijd tegen de Britse overheersing (1953-'56)
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Balthazar : a novel
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 britischer Schriftsteller

Lawrence Durrell Brits toneelschrijver (1912-1990)

Lawrence Durrell écrivain britannique

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. 1912-1990

Даррелл, Лоренс

Даррелл, Лоренс 1912-1990

Лорънс Дърел

Лорэнс Дарэл

דארל, לורנס

דרל, לורנס

לורנס דארל

داريل, لورانس.

لورانس داريل

لورانس داريل، 1912-1990

لورنس داريل، 1912-1990

ലോറൻസ് ജോർജ് ഡ്യൂറൽ

더럴, 로렌스 1912-

로런스 더럴

ダレル, ロレンス


Mountolive : a novelClea : a novelBalthazar : a novelThe black bookMonsieurNunquam; a novelThe Greek IslandsThe Henry Miller reader