Justine Author:Lawrence Durrell Justine — The Wine Press of Love — Alexandria - a thousand dust-tormented streets. Five races, five languages, a dozen creeds - but more than five sexes. The sexual provender is staggering in its variety and profusion. The Orient cannot rejoice in the sweet anarchy of the body, for it has far outstripped the body. — Someone once said that Alexandri... more »a was the great wine press of love; those who emerged from it were the sick men, the solitaries, the prophets - all who have been deeply wounded in their sex.
"Justine is the spirit of Alexandria, sensual and skeptical, self-torturing and passionate..." -Cyril Connelly
The four novels in "The Alexandria Quartet," published in uniform editions by Pocket Books, are Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, and Clea.« less