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Sicilian Carousel

Durrell, Lawrence

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ISBN 10: 0571110622 / ISBN 13: 9780571110629
Published by Faber and Faber, London, 1977
Used Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Bound in the publishers red cloth boards with contrasting white title lettering to spine. This is the first impression of the first edition. All pages are present and correct with no inscriptions and are tightly bound. Book sits solid and sharp with all corners sharp. Five full page sepia coloured illustrations throughout including the frontispiece. A very nice copy indeed. Housed in the illustrated dustwrapper with publishers printed price intact on front inside flap. Dustwrapper protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A nice, well made book in similar dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 001178

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Title: Sicilian Carousel

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: FIRST EDITION

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Synopsis:

Although Durrell spent much of his life beside the Mediterranean, he wrote relatively little about Italy; it was always somewhere that he was passing through on the way to somewhere else. Sicilian Carousel is his only piece of extended writing on the country and, naturally enough for the islomaniac Durrell, it focuses on one of Italy's islands. Sicilian Carousel came relatively late in Durrell's career, and is based around a slightly fictionalized bus tour of the island.

About the Author:

Born in Jalandhar, British India, in 1912 to Indian-born British colonials, Lawrence 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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