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The Dark Labyrinth

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This captivating Mediterranean novel was written by Lawrence Durrell immediately after finishing his exquisite vignette about Corfu, Prospero's Cell, and a decade before he started Justine. Originally called Cefalu, the story is set on Crete just after the War, as an odd assortment of English travellers come ashore from a cruise ship to explore the island, and in particular to examine a dangerous local labyrinth. They include an extrovert painter, a spiritualist, a Protestant spinster with a fox terrier, an antiquarian peer and minor poet, a soldier with guilty memories of the Cretan resistance, a pretty convalescent, and an eccentric married couple. To some extent the book is a roman a clef, and Durrell's characters talk with great reality about their experiences, themselves, and a certain psychological unease that has led most of them to embark on their journey. The climax is a disastrous visit to the labyrinth, with its reported minotaur. The Dark Labyrinth is something not to be missed.

Product code: 9780571207435

ISBN 9780571207435
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H178xW112xS20
No. Of Pages 256
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition Main
This captivating Mediterranean novel was written by Lawrence Durrell immediately after finishing his exquisite vignette about Corfu, Prospero's Cell, and a decade before Justine.