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Mountolive

(1958)
(The third book in the Alexandria Quartet series)
A novel by

 
 
The intrigues of Justine and Balthazar multiply and deepen in the third volume of the Alexandria Quartet, giving us a novel of labyrinthine intricacy and mesmerizing beauty.

In the first two novels of this profoundly innovative masterpiece, Lawrence Durrell explored two sides of a romantic quadrangle involving several inhabitants of prewar Alexandria. Now that geometry is seen from a startling new angle - through the clinical eye of a British diplomat, for whom love is only another form of statecraft. Like its predecessors, Mountolive is a novel of vertiginous disclosures, in which the betrayer and the betrayed share secret alliances and an adulterous marriage turns out to be a vehicle for the explosive passions of the modern Middle East.

"Durrell is almost without peer in conveying atmosphere and mood. Even if his Alexandria never existed on this earth, it is now as real as Hawthorne's Rome, Proust's Paris, Loti's Constantinople. . . . Mountolive is dazzlingly cohesive, beautifully controlled from beginning to end." - Saturday Review

"A work of splendid craft and troubling veracity." - The New York Times

"Mountolive has vivid imagery and scenes of ghastly hilarity. . . . Readers will be sharply aware that they are encountering an acute intelligence pursuing a grand design." - TIME

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Lawrence Durrell's Mountolive

Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mountolive: Alexandria Quartet III
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7838-8820-1 / 978-0-7838-8820-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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1961 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence DURRELL
ISBN: 1-127-10876-X / 978-1-127-10876-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-35604-4 / 978-0-571-35604-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 1961 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet, Bk. 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-525-47082-4 / 978-0-525-47082-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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December 1991 : Paperback
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s):
ISBN: 9993926965 / 978-9993926962
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
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June 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-14-015320-9 / 978-0-14-015320-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-671-45105-7 / 978-0-671-45105-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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1961 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mount Olive
Author(s): Lawrence durrell
ISBN: 0-671-82460-0 / 978-0-671-82460-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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January 1959 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-125-30409-X / 978-1-125-30409-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.
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January 1958 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mountolive (Faber paper covered editions)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-571-05779-9 / 978-0-571-05779-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mountolive (The Alexandria Quartet)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 1-4915-8277-4 / 978-1-4915-8277-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2000 : Audio CD

Title: Mount Olive (Alexandria Quartet)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 5555344511 / 978-5555344519
Publisher: Naxos
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December 1999 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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March 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Mountolive: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7531-0436-9 / 978-0-7531-0436-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 1995 : Audio CD
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 9626340614 / 978-9626340615
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books
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September 1995 : Audio Cassette
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Title: Mountolive (The Alexandria Quartet, 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 9626345616 / 978-9626345610
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books
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1994 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Mountolive (The Alexandria Quartet, Vol. 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7366-2807-X / 978-0-7366-2807-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

June 2020 : Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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