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Monsieur, or The Prince of Darkness

Durrell, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0571106609 / ISBN 13: 9780571106608
Editorial: Faber & Faber, London, 1974
Condición: Very Good+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Publisher's cloth; illustrated dust jacket. Spine tips rubbed; some light tanning along edges of boards. Dust jacket (illustrated by David Gentleman) very faintly wrinkled and scuffed at spine tips and corners, and along bottom edge; presents very nicely in mylar, not price-clipped. An excellent copy. N° de ref. de la librería JC4959

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Título: Monsieur, or The Prince of Darkness

Editorial: Faber & Faber, London

Año de publicación: 1974

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

Lawrence Durrell's classic novel Monsieur is set in a dilapidated chateau near Avignon and focuses on a group of characters who have decided to remove themselves from the world. Egypt, France and Venice provide a background for the action, which offers an original interpretation of the so-called sins of the Templars as Durrell depicts his characters caught up in the sinister and mysterious doings of a gnostic suicide club.'Monsieur contains some of the finest descriptive set-pieces even Durrell has ever written. I would not wish to have missed these evocations of Avignon: of a winter horse-ride through the Proven al countryside; of Christmas in a chateau crumbling into magnificent decay; of a slow dreamlike journey through the Nile.' Susan Hill, The Times

About the Author:

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, was published in 1943, followed by the three Island books: Prospero's Cell, Reflections on a Marine Venus, about Rhodes, and Bitter Lemons, his account of life in Cyprus. Durrell's wartime sojourn in Egypt led to his masterpiece, The Alexandria Quartet, which he completed in southern France where he settled permanently in 1957. Between the Quartet and The Avignon Quintet he wrote the two-decker Tunc and Nunquam. His oeuvre includes plays, a book of criticism, translations, travel writing, and humorous stories about the diplomatic corps. Caesar's Vast Ghost, his reflections on the history and culture of Provence, including a late flowering of poems, appeared a few days before his death in Sommieres in 1990.

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