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The Dark Labyrinth

Lawrence Durrell

Lose yourself in bestselling author Lawrence Durrell’s sublime novel about a group of English tourists trapped in the minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete …

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571362462
Date Published
03.06.2021
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Summary

Lose yourself in bestselling author Lawrence Durrell’s sublime novel about a group of English tourists trapped in the minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete …

‘Spellbinding … A fine storyteller.’ Guardian

‘Superb … Quite simply a lovely work of art.’
New York Times

A group of English tourists have come ashore from their cruise ship to explore the island of Crete. This motley crew – including a painter, spiritualist, spinster, soldier, convalescent, and elderly couple – are holidaying to seek respite from a broken post-war world. But their journey reaches a disastrous climax when they visit a cave reputed to be the legendary labyrinth of the minotaur, and become trapped within …

Set in the glorious Mediterranean landscapes which Lawrence Durrell so famously evoked in his travel writing and novels, The Dark Labyrinth is a morality tale unlike any other. Artfully blending horror and humour, comedy and tragedy, witty allegory and profound philosophy, it is a sublime novel, as refreshing today as it was decades ago.

‘Superb, not only in the great passages of poetical description but also [the] casual wit and the brilliance of comment.’ Observer

‘Will amuse those who enjoy satires on English manners and morals, engage readers who like a build-up of suspense and delight lovers of the sensuous world of the Greek islands.’ New York Times

Critic Reviews

Superb ... Will amuse those who enjoy satires on English manners and morals, engage readers who like a build-up of suspense and delight lovers of the sensuous world of the Greek islands ... Quite simply a lovely work of art.

New York Times
Critic Reviews

Superb, not only in the great passages of poetical description but also [the] casual wit and the brilliance of comment.

Observer
Critic Reviews

Spellbinding ... A fine storyteller.

Guardian
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Lawrence Durrell was a British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. Born in 1912 in India to British colonial parents, he was sent to school in England and later moved to Corfu with his family – a period which his brother Gerald fictionalised in My Family and Other Animals – later filmed as The Durrells in Corfu – and which…

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