Clea by Lawrence Durrell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Find Clea by Durrell, Lawrence at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Clea (Alexandria Quartet) [Lawrence Durrell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely.

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The writing is breathtaking throughout and it has been an immensely enjoyable and challenging reading experience for me over this summer – one which I think will be hard to follow and one I may well repeat in the future.

It would have been good to die at any moment then, for love and death had somewhere joined hands. Clea is a painter; she is in Egypt to paint but also to love.

After an absence of 7 years or so we return to Alexandria during the last year of WWII with the reliable Darley as narrator. Clea, who had always been a shadowy presence in the earlier novels, now has her day. Inexplicably, he shuns her. The spine is sunned, and there is some spine end wear.

The prose throughout the series is absolutely stunning, the characters completely believable including a range, in each, from sympathetic to unsympathetic as the reader meets them in different circumstances and with different knowledge.

Some foxing and staining to the edges. When he’s on, as he is, for example, in the carnival episode of the Mulid of El Scob that effectively concludes CleaDurrell evokes the physical world with a pleasingly impressionistic synesthesia.

Apr 26, Jonfaith rated it liked it. Dec 31, Condition: Even if it had been conceived of as a This Precious Image “Mountolive”, the third volume in “The Alexandria Quartet”, initially alienated me, but totally turned me around. Inches away from your face, is her face. Text clean, light even toning. To be honest, I didn’t like Durrell’s last picture of Justine, arguably the linchpin of these books.


Clea First UK edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Last of the Alexandria Quartet. Durrell was so technically confident that he takes his group of intertwined British expatriates and wrote each volume from a different angle on the events they all communally experienced.

This particular experiment of his is the very last word in the psychology of love and of people in love. Black and white photographic reproductions.

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Pero como gran reflejo de la vida, los cierres de las historias abren otras historias nuevas By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Fine in like dust-jacket. Andrew Barnes Booksellers Published: Stop the baby-spoon-fed lit. The Best Books of Many of the aps from the previous novels are filled in.

Stephen Poole Fine Books. The Folio Society, The ending contains a nice edge of your seat adventure and a smile on your face conclusion. Clda arrives unexpectedly to see Darley with a message from Nessim and news of events in Alexandria—notably the fall from prosperity of the Hosnani family Nessim, his wife Justine, and brother Narouz—the latter dead.

Among other things, Pursewarden, in this extended reflection on the nature and meaning of art, raises an insight that rings true, at least to me. But being unwilling to mobilise the meaning of time he was driven to fall back on memory, the ancestor of hope!

Dec 28, Kristin rated it really liked it. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has toning to white of rear panel and mild handling.


Feb 01, Robert Zoltan rated it it was amazing. A Near Fine book with a streak of age toning to textblock in a Very Good jacket with mild fading to the spine panel and a crease to the bottom of the front panel.

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House of books Condition: An amazing book and whole tetralogy! The covers of this particular edition, I must admit, are not all that great. Altogether, the Quartet is magnificent. Refresh and try rurrell. And kisses themselves became charged with the deliberate affirmation which can come only from the foreknowledge and presence of death. It is Clea and her relationship with Darley that takes centre stage.

Clea,: a novel

Published July 12th by Penguin Books first published December Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Bookplate inside bookcover plus bookstore label: Durrell brings you as close to her as you might possibly ever get to anyone: Jul 31, Jesse rated it really liked it.

Ships with Tracking Number! Apart from this everything else about the human condition would be confirmed and emphasised; perhaps even a certain truthfulness had already begun to emerge from behind appearances, for death heightens every tension and permits us fewer of the half-truths by which we durgell live.

By this time WWII is raging and the remaining characters are either rendered powerless or spent. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.