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Constance

(1982)
Or Solitary practices
(The third book in the Avignon Quintet series)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
With the Second World War in full fury, Constance must explore the psyche of a mad world in order to save herself and those closest to her in the third volume of the Avignon Quintet

Durrell's beautiful Avignon Quintet continues with this harrowing, tumultuous installment. Here the protagonist is Constance, a psychoanalyst and mystic struggling for clarity in a world on fire with war, hatred, and inexplicable brutality. Her quest for sanity takes her through the deserts of Egypt (and into the arms of the leader of a suicide cult), through war-ravaged Poland, and finally into ancient Avignon. In the fields of southern France, Constance sees a religious historical drama come to a close - a mysterious narrative that began with the Knights Templar and ends with Hitler's mad grab for power.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: Constance, or Solitary Practices
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-670-23909-7 / 978-0-670-23909-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 1982 : UK Hardback
Title: Constance or Solitary Practices
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-11757-0 / 978-0-571-11757-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

April 1984 : UK Paperback
Title: Constance, or, Solitary practices (The Avignon quintet)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-14-007026-5 / 978-0-14-007026-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1983 : UK Paperback
Title: Constance or Solitary Practices
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-13102-6 / 978-0-571-13102-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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1982 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: Constance or Solitary Practices
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7736-7049-1 / 978-0-7736-7049-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Constance: Or, Solitary Practices (The Avignon Quintet Book 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
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