Balthazar

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Lawrence Durrell

Narrated By: Nigel Anthony

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: May 1995

Duration: 3 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

The politics of love, the intrigues of desire ... 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, Pursewarden the writer; new figures emerge and play key roles. Balthazar, in his 'Interlinear', explains and warns.

Genres: