The Egyptian city of Alexandria once boasted the world’s greatest library, home to scholars dedicated solely to the pursuit of knowledge. But on the eve of World War II, the obsessed characters in this mesmerizing novel find that their pursuits lead only to bedrooms in which each seeks to know-and possess-the other.
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About Lawrence Durrell
Lawrence Durrell was born in 1912 in India. He attended the Jesuit College at Darjeeling and St Edmund’s School, Canterbury. His first literary work, The Black Book, appeared in Paris in 1938. His first collection of poems, A Private Country,… More about Lawrence Durrell
Published by Penguin Books May 31, 2011| 256 Pages| 5-1/8 x 7-3/4| ISBN 9780143119241