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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Durrell Narrator: Nigel Anthony Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Justine is the first volume in The Alexandria Quartet, four interlinked novels set in the sensuous, hot environment of Alexandria just before the Second World War. Within this polyglot setting of richly idiosyncratic characters is Justine, wild and intense, wife to the wealthy business man Nessim, a mari complaisant. Her emotional and sexual wildness fuels a highly-charged atmosphere which, caught famously by Durrell's poetic language, made Justine (1957), and three novels that complete the Quartet - Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960) - both a critical and a popular success. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alex Lewis | 2/14/2014

    " This is the best of the Quartet. Much mystery, later explained somewhat disappointingly, by the sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 1/25/2014

    " The Alexandria Quartet is a great read for a book club: lucid, beautifully written, sophisticated and hedonistic, and completely wrapped up in building and tearing down characters rather than Watch! What! Happens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lillie Marshall | 1/24/2014

    " Exotic and cool, but a simile every half a line! Trying a bit too hard. I'd like to read the other 3 in the quartet but don't know if I'll get around to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lemar | 1/9/2014

    " Terrific writing. Durrell makes the environment of the ancient city of Alexandria the protagonist in this literary novel. He has insight into how our environment defines us in ways that are subtle and in contrast to the prevailing idea, at least here in the U.S., that man shapes his environment and not the other way around. "

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