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Durrell, Lawrence

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Justine by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

459 editions published between 1002 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 4,090 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 )

291 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

309 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,518 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 )

308 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 3,514 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 )

110 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 1,990 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 )

80 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,710 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
Nunquam; a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

75 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,651 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 )

56 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Henry Miller reader by Henry Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark labyrinth by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

90 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a quest for peace of mind by a group of English people
The Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

92 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 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 )

51 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,202 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 )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,124 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
A key to modern British poetry by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sebastian : or, Ruling passions by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 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
White eagles over Serbia by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

70 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 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
Collected poems, 1931-1974 by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quinx, or, The ripper's tale : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and French and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The past has just finished becoming the present, and here I am," muses Aubrey Blanford as he returns to his beloved and mysterious home in Avignon. It is the aftermath of World War II, a time most particularly of ends and beginnings, and a time most particularly of ends and beginnings, and a time for the healing of wounds, both old and new. For Blanford and his friends especially, it is a time when the circles close, when the past, suddenly chanced upon when rounding a bend, becomes the future. Although in a moment of despair Blanford has discarded the pages of the novel that was his life, he returns to Avignon in the irreverent and transcendent company of Rob Sutcliffe, a character so companionable that Blanford would have had to invent him if he hadn't existed already. They are joined by Constance, the psychoanalyst whom Blanford has loved through the years of pain, who has now agreed to care for the very serious wound that Blanford received in the closing days of the war. With her, however, comes Sylvie, the beautiful schizophrenic and brilliant poet, now linked to Constance in both mind and body. These two couples are reunited with Lord Galen and the Prince, those men of practicality Western and Eastern, who have come to Avignon to search for the fabled treasure of the Templers, rumored to be hidden in the caves beneath the city. And, coincidentaly or not, all are joined by the gypsies of Europe, who have come to Avignon in riotous convocation to celebrate the feast of their patron, St. Sara. And it is in this glorious frenzy that a gypsy fortune teller reads three futures and starts Blanford, Constance, and the others on the final path toward their treasure, the "treasure guarded by dragons" that also hides the mystery of Livia, Constance's dead sister. As these intricately entwined stories and characters struggle to reconcile past, present, and future, Lawrence Durrell once again brings fiction into a new relationship with life. And as Quinx tells its own vibrant story, it also subtly echoes, illuminates, and enriches all the aspects of The Avignon Quintet, now fully revealed in all its rich invention, psychological truth, and delightful complexity. -- from dust jacket
Bitter lemons by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

94 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 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 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. 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 bookNunquam; a novelThe Henry Miller readerThe dark labyrinthThe Alexandria quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea