Clea by Lawrence Durrell audiobook

Clea

By Lawrence Durrell
Read by Nicholas Boulton

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The Alexandria Quartet: Book 4

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The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely acclaimed fictional masterpieces of the postwar era Few books were as eagerly awaited in 1960 as Clea, the sensuous and electrically suspenseful novel that resolves the enigmas of the Alexandria Quartet. After some years and one world war and after his bizarre liaisons with Melissa and Justine, the Irish émigré Darley becomes enmeshed with the bisexual artist Clea. That affair not only changes the lovers but transforms the dead as well, revealing new layers of duplicity and desire, perversity and pathos in Lawrence Durrell’s masterly construction.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The magnificent final volume of one of the most widely acclaimed fictional masterpieces of the postwar era

Few books were as eagerly awaited in 1960 as Clea, the sensuous and electrically suspenseful novel that resolves the enigmas of the Alexandria Quartet.

After some years and one world war and after his bizarre liaisons with Melissa and Justine, the Irish émigré Darley becomes enmeshed with the bisexual artist Clea. That affair not only changes the lovers but transforms the dead as well, revealing new layers of duplicity and desire, perversity and pathos in Lawrence Durrell’s masterly construction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clea rounds out the tetralogy with grace, beauty, and stunning impact…This rich, exciting fare is Durrell’s finest writing style, a manner of writing few living authors can equal…A magnificent achievement.” Detroit News
“These characters come to life, as does the environment of WWII-era Alexandria…Boulton finds the humor, pathos, and tragedy in these characters in a performance that feels effortless. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The writing is again rich with implication, color, evocation, humor, wit and poetry. The characters are as vivid as dreams, and the city of Alexandria is as intensely realized as any character. Quartet is a magnificent whole, with each of its plots running into the others like a Rorschach ink blot, producing colors and forms as strange and significant.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Lawrence Durrell

Author Bio: Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990) was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. He attained fame in 1957 after publishing Justine, the first volume of his ambitious Alexandria Quartet series, and several of his novels became New York Times bestsellers. He published many other novels, including in the Avignon Quintet series and the Revolt of Aphrodite series, as well as stand-alone novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 10.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English