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9 edition of Mary Renault found in the catalog.

Mary Renault

a biography

by David Sweetman

  • 151 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Harcourt Brace in San Diego .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Renault, Mary.,
    • Homosexuality and literature -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Lesbians -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Lesbians -- South Africa -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Sweetman.
      GenreBiography.
      SeriesA Harvest book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6035.E55 Z87 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages322
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1086409M
      ISBN 100156000601
      LC Control Number94010347

      "In Fire from Heaven, Mary Renault followed the career of the young Alexander the Great, up to his accession when he was twenty. In The Persian Boy, we meet him six years later and follow him to his death in a superbly moving narrative told by his young lover and companion, Bagoas, a real historical person, who may well have influenced history.4/5(19). The Persian Boy ISBN (UK), ISBN (US) is a novel written by Mary Renault, based on historical figures but with a fictionalized narrative by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father's enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius III, who makes him his favorite.. Eventually he becomes the lover and most.

        The potent object was a book by one Eileen Mary Challans, nom de plume Mary Renault. I would wait anxiously for the next title – wrapped . The Charioteer: A Novel - Ebook written by Mary Renault. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Charioteer: A Novel/5(25).

        The Persian Boy is the second volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which also includes Fire from Heaven and Funeral Games. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author. “Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers/5(21). Mary Renault; Mary Renault (primary author only) Author division. Mary Renault is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Includes. Mary Renault is composed of 15 names. You .


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“Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel.

She wrote historical novels, and even wrote a biography on Alexander the Great. She wrote the “Alexander the Great” trilogy and “Theseus” books.

Renault’s first novel, called “Purposes of Love”, was released in the year She died of cancer at the age of 78 on Decem Mary Renault: A Biography (A Harvest Book) Paperback – J by David Sweetman (Author)/5(15).

Mary Renault’s inventive debut novel: A love-triangle drama set against the backdrop of hospital life Working in a hospital in s Britain, two colleagues fall into an emotionally charged relationship. Mary Renault's courageous and confrontational war novel The Charioteer is inextricably linked with the fight for gay equality.

For Simon Russell Beale it provided guidance and comfort in a hostile. Looking for books by Mary Renault. See all books authored by Mary Renault, including Fire from Heaven, and The King Must Die, and more on When men write about historical events, they tend to feed their readers facts and figures, but Mary Renault () was interested in the passions of the past.

Her historical fiction was. Mary Renault was born in London, where her father was Mary Renault book doctor. She first went to Oxford with the idea of teaching, but decided that she wanted to be a writer instead, and that after taking her degree she should broaden her knowledge of human life.

She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her first novel, Purposes of Love () was a hospital romance, and it appeared under the pseudonym Mary Renault.2 The next spring she was among those who treated the Dunkirk evacuees, and as war continued she also worked in Radcliffe Infirmary’s brain surgery ward.

But writing had taken hold, and her next two books, both published during WWII, were written in after hours time. Mary Renault, British-born South African novelist, best known for her scholarship and her skill in re-creating classical history and legend. Renault graduated from St.

Hugh’s College and Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, completing her training as a nurse in She had begun to write novels but. The King Must Die by Mary Renault and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 'Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers.

She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us' HILARY MANTEL.

Mary Renault's trilogy of novels about Alexander the Great (Fire From Heaven, The Persian Boy and Funeral Games) is one of my favourite works of historical a grand theme as her topic, one where the historical evidence is enough to inspire the imagination but not so voluminous as to inhibit creativity, Renault tells a compelling and moving story.

The Persian Boy is a historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father's enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to king Darius III, who makes him his ally he becomes the lover and most faithful servant of Alexander the Great, who overthrew Darius and captured the Persian : Mary Renault.

Those who have already read all three novels in Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy will have to forgive me for pointing out the blindingly obvious: these books are seriously good.

Mary Renault wrote more than a dozen novels; has had her work adapted for radio, stage, and screeen; and has been the subject of documentaries and is as widely known for her forthright treatment of gay relationships as well as her historical restructions of ancient Greece.4/4(3).

Editorial Reviews. Renault (d. ) also looks at a famous Greek historical figure through the eyes of his lover. This second of three novels she wrote about Alexander the Great (Fire from Heaven; Funeral Games) follows the emperor in his last years as observed by Bagoas, a Persian boy/5(27).

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The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Alexias,/5. Find nearly any book by Mary RENAULT. Get the best deal by comparing prices from overbooksellers. About Mary Renault. Mary Renault wrote more than a dozen novels; has had her work adapted for radio, stage, and screeen; and has been the subject of documentaries and biographies.

She is as widely known for her forthright treatment of gay relationships as well More about Mary Renault. Free download or read online The Charioteer pdf (ePUB) book.

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The book has been awarded with, and many others/5. Renault, a celebrated English writer, is best known for her historical novels on the life of Alexander the Great: Fire From Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games. Reading this book as a heterosexual female, I can't say that I identified with any of the characters; but Mary Renault has written a remarkable book that explores the issue of love from various sides and gives us an in-depth view of a people coming to terms with their own sexuality and what it will mean for them in the world at large/5(6).