The Alexandria Quartet (Lawrence Durrell)

  • The Alexandria Quartet focuses on the story of Justin, banker Nessim´s wife, Leila, the banker´s mother, Justine, Balthazar, Clea and Mountolive, as well as a group of friends who live in Alexandria, in a period before the Second World War. Brilliant description of the characters and the context that surrounds them. You can count from the fingers of one hand writers with the same mastery of Lawrence Durrell. The Alexandria Quartet is a superb book, I would even go as far as saying a book from another galaxy.

    Tags: Alexandria Quartet World War II Egypt Leila Clea