Justine (Paperback)
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Justine (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/07/2020
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Lawrence Durrell’s spellbinding and scandalous romance charts the paths of four conniving lovers in wartime Egypt. Brimming with political and sexual intrigue, Justine is a brazen study of jealousy, temptation, passion, decadence and menace.

Rediscover one of the twentieth century's greatest romances: a seductive tale of four tangled lovers in wartime Egypt, introduced by Andre Aciman

Walking slowly home through the dark avenue of trees, tasting the brackish harbour wind, I remembered Justine saying harshly as she lay in bed: 'We use each other like axes to cut down the ones we really love.

Alexandria: the great winepress of love. Trams, palm trees, and watermelon stalls lie honey-bathed in sunlight; in darkened bedrooms, sweaty lovers unfurl. But in a world trembling on the brink of war, passion and death are inextricable. When a penniless Anglo-Irish schoolteacher begins an affair with Justine - a married Egyptian lady of unparalleled glamour - their partners, Melissa and Nessim, are sucked into a whirlpool of jealousy and violence.

One of the twentieth century's greatest romances, rich in political and sexual intrigue, Lawrence Durrell's scandalous 'investigation of modern love' set the world alight in 1957 and - as Andre Aciman reveals - it burns just as brightly today.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571356065
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A masterpiece.' - The Guardian

'One of the great works of English fiction.' - The Times

'Dazzlingly exuberant ... Reckless ... Superb.' - The Observer

'Brave and brazen ... Lush and grandiose.' - The Independent

'Legendary ... Casts a spell ... Reader, watch out!' - The Guardian

'Lushly beautiful ... One of the most important works of our time.' - The New York TImes Book Review

'Triumphant [in its] beauty, cruelty, menace, mystery, decadence ... ' - The Spectator

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