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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

 
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Used availability for Lawrence Durrell's Mountolive


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Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mountolive: Alexandria Quartet III
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7838-8820-1 / 978-0-7838-8820-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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1961 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence DURRELL
ISBN: 1-127-10876-X / 978-1-127-10876-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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1958 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Mountolive The Alexandria Quartet
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 2702842763 / 978-2702842768
Publisher: Faber & Faber (1958)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

July 1991 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-14-015320-9 / 978-0-14-015320-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 1991 : Paperback
thumbTitle: mountolive
Author(s): Durrell Lawrence Author
ISBN: 9993926965 / 978-9993926962
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 1982 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-671-45105-7 / 978-0-671-45105-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
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1961 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Mount Olive
Author(s): Lawrence durrell
ISBN: 0-671-82460-0 / 978-0-671-82460-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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November 1961 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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January 1959 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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1959 : Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 2253013218 / 978-2253013211
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 1958 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mountolive: The Alexandria Quartet
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

October 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mountolive: The Alexandria Quartet
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2000 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   

October 2000 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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October 2000 : Audio CD
Title: Mount Olive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 5555344511 / 978-5555344519
Publisher: Naxos
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March 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Mountolive: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 0-7531-0436-9 / 978-0-7531-0436-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1995 : Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Mountolive (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 9626345616 / 978-9626345610
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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September 1995 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Mountolive (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 9626340614 / 978-9626340615
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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October 1994 : Audio Cassette
Title: Mountolive
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
ISBN: 5553435978 / 978-5553435974
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   

1994 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: 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 2012 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Mountolive (The Alexandria Quartet Book 3)
Author(s): Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   


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