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CLEA by Lawrence Durrell /ALEXANDRIA QUARTET #4 /1st Ed

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE----------------CLEA by Lawrence Durrell. It is impossible to discuss this fourth volume in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet (Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive) apart from the others, as it would be difficult to read it without having read the others. But the initiated will find themselves happily engulfed once more from the opening sentences. The first three novels encompassed the same material and time, with sundry plots and counterplots of both a personal and a political nature in the period leading up to World War II. Each was told from a different angle. Clea moves forward in time, the events taking place during and after the war. It is told by Darley, the schoolroom teacher-writer, as were the first two, and concerns primarily his love affair with Clea, the bi-sexual painter, and the growth of both into mature artists. But since these books are about everything, or at least the literary preoccupations of our times, there are other characters at least as important and other themes more thoroughly explored. 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. This is the softcover stated Giant Cardinal First Edition from July 1961. Other than a back cover bottom corner crease, both the cover and the book are in excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, markings, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! Alexandria (Egypt); Egypt; Fiction; Illegal arms transfers; Literary; Love stories; Romance NEW!! NEW!! NEW! EVERY DAY WILL BE MARKDOWN SALE DAY IN MY STORE!!! HUGE DISCOUNTS WILL BE FOUND ON SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT CELEBRATE THE CALENDAR DAY ALL MARKDOWNS WILL LAST ONLY 24 HOURS---SO CHECK BACK EVERY DAY!! CLICK HERE-------- _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 110308
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