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Quinx or The Ripper's Tale

Quinx or The Ripper's Tale

by Lawrence Durrell

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With Quinx Lawrence Durrell completes his Avignon Quintet, a quincunx of highly original novels to rival his famous Alexandria Quartet. Monsieur, Livia, Constance, Sebastian and now Quinx comprise of a beautifully constructed major work, rich in invention, psychological truth and sheer entertainment.

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Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence George Durrell was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for The Alexandria Quartet novels, which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. A passionate and dedicated writer from an early age, Durrell’s prolific career also included the groundbreaking Avignon Quintet, whose first novel, Monsieur (1974), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose third novel, Constance (1982), was nominated for the Booker Prize. He also penned the celebrated travel memoir Bitter Lemons of Cyprus (1957), which won the Duff Cooper Prize. Durrell corresponded with author Henry Miller for forty-five years, and Miller influenced much of his early work, including a provocative and controversial novel, The Black Book (1938). Durrell died in France in 1990.

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