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Justine

Lawrence Durrell

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 the three novels that complete the Quartet – Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960) both a critical and a popular success.

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 the three novels that complete the Quartet – Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960) both a critical and a popular success.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

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 the three novels that complete the Quartet – Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960) both a critical and a popular success.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nigel Anthony

Length:

3h 57m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:10