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Justine (Faber Modern Classics Edition)

André Aciman

The classic novel by Lawrence Durrell, now in the Faber Modern Classics series with a new foreword by novelist Victoria Hislop.

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In the first book of Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the story of the mysterious and charismatic Justine is told by her lover, an impoverished Irish teacher who has sought refuge across the Mediterranean in Greece. It is a love story, but the real heroine of the book is its setting: the city of Alexandria, with a sky of ‘hot nude pearl’ and a thousand streets below, crowded, sensual and exotic; a complex and heady mix of elegance and poverty.

Critic Reviews

One has no hesitation in acclaiming this as a great novel.

Critic Reviews

Demands comparison with the very best books of our century . . . A truly important writer . . . His people, his places are masterly.

New York Times Book Review