• by Lawrence Durrell
  • Narrated by Nigel Anthony
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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Brilliant book, brilliantly read

Heavily abridged, but still brilliant. I am always puzzled why it is not on any 100 best works of literature lists.
Anatomy of a doomed love affair against the (beautifully described) backdrop of 1930s Alexandria.

Beautifully read by the wonderful Nigel Anthony.
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- Jessica

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks