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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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Used availability for Lawrence Durrell's Constance

Hardback Editions

November 1982 : USA Hardback
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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
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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
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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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

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