Read by Nicholas Boulton
‘The politics of love, the intrigues of desire, good and evil, virtue and caprice, love and murder, moved obscurely in the dark corners of Alexandria’s streets and squares, brothels and drawing-rooms – moved like a great congress of eels in the slime of plot and counter-plot.’ In Balthazar, the second volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the story and the characters come more clearly into focus. Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempt to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, and Pursewarden the writer; new figures emerge and play key roles. Balthazar, in his ‘Interlinear’, explains and warns.
Running Time: 8 h 25 m
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Digital ISBN: 978-1-78198-387-4 Cat. no.: NA0523 Produced by: John Foley Edited by: Andrew Riches Text: © 1958 Lawrence Durrell. Copyright renewed © 1986 by Lawrence Durrell BISAC: FIC004000 BIC: FC Released: August 21
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