Lawrence Durrell
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Lawrence Durrell

Born in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for the Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell's prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose first novel, Monsieur (1974), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose third novel, Constance (1982), was nominated for the Booker Prize. He also penned the celebrated travel memoir Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (1957), which won the Duff Cooper Prize. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, The Black Book (1938). Durrell died in France in 1990.

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    • Justine

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Set amid the corrupt glamour and multiplying intrigues of Alexandria in the 1930s and 1940s....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Justine, The Alexandria Quartet

    • By DreamEye on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Balthazar

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The politics of love, the intrigues of desire, love and murder, moved obscurely in the dark corners of Alexandria's streets and squares, brothels and drawing rooms- moved like a great congress of eels...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • balthazar

    • By mtparis on 10-10-03

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Clea

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the final volume of the Alexandria Quartet, Darley returns to an Alexandria now caught by war fever....

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 10-20-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Pope Joan

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Pope Joan traces the remarkable history of a young woman who, according to tradition, travelled across Europe in the ninth century disguised as a monk....

    Regular price: $20.02

    • Mountolive

    • The Alexandria Quartet
    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Jack Klaff
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Beginning with the affair of a young David Mountolive with the mother of Nessim and Narouz, this novel recounts his development and career as a diplomat....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • horrible narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listening

    • By Peggyo on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $13.34

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