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Renault, Mary

Works: 177 works in 1,386 publications in 16 languages and 38,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sources  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Love stories  Historical fiction  Legends 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6035.E55, 823.912
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The king must die by Mary Renault( Book )
159 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,919 libraries worldwide
Ancient Athens paid tribute to its Cretan overlord each year by sending the finest of its sons and daughters to Crete each year to be trained for "bull-dancing," a sport that cost the Athenian youths their lives. Theseus, prince of Athens, substitutes himself for one of the youths and sails out to meet his fate in the ring
The bull from the sea by Mary Renault( Book )
95 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,553 libraries worldwide
Theseus' life after the death of his father
Fire from heaven by Mary Renault( Book )
102 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,392 libraries worldwide
"Alexander's life from childhood to the age of twenty when he succeeded his murdered father, King Philip of Macedon."
The Persian boy by Mary Renault( Book )
61 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,128 libraries worldwide
A narrative of the life of Alexander the Great from the age of twenty-six until his death seven years later
The mask of Apollo by Mary Renault( Book )
71 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,073 libraries worldwide
Nikeratos, an actor of ancient Greece, greatly admires and devotes himself to Dion, a student of Plato, who is determined to bring democracy to Syracuse
The last of the wine by Mary Renault( Book )
99 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,790 libraries worldwide
Alexias, taught by Socrates, tells about his life as a wealthy Athenian
Funeral games by Mary Renault( Book )
62 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,492 libraries worldwide
"The combat of Alexander's heirs"--Jacket
The praise singer by Mary Renault( Book )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,222 libraries worldwide
Sicily -- Keos -- Samos -- Athens -- Sacred way -- Author's note -- Chronology
The nature of Alexander by Mary Renault( Book )
58 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,189 libraries worldwide
A psychological study of Alexander the Great by the writer who fictionalized his biography in a series of novels
The charioteer by Mary Renault( Book )
80 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,860 libraries worldwide
Mary Renault's landmark novel about a wounded soldier who returns from the front and must choose between relationships with two very different men After being wounded at Dunkirk in World War II, Laurie Odell is sent back home to a rural British hospital. Standing out among the orderlies is Andrew, a bright conscientious objector raised as a Quaker. The unspoken romance between the two men is tested when Ralph, a friend of Laurie's from school, re-enters his life, introducing him into a milieu of jaded, experienced gay men. Will Laurie reconcile himself to Ralph's embrace, or can he offer Andrew the idealized, Platonic intimacy he yearns for' This novel has been called one of the foundation stones of gay literary fiction, ranking alongside James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room and Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar. Celebrated for its literary brilliance and sincere depiction of complex human emotions, The Charioteer is a stirring and beautifully rendered portrayal of love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author
The friendly young ladies : a novel by Mary Renault( Book )
46 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
A wry romp through 1930s mores, social and sexualProgressive for its time as well as ours, The Friendly Young Ladies is a deftly witty comedy set in England between the wars. At eighteen, Elsie has had enough of life at her bickering parents' Cornwall home. She decides to join up with her bohemian older sister, Leo, in the city. Leo's life is full of surprises-not least her significant other, Helen, a beautiful nurse. As Elsie gets acquainted with Leo's world, new characters-including a novelist and a doctor deluded enough to chase all three women at once-come into play. With acid humor and a
The lion in the gateway; the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault( Book )
27 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in English and German and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Leonidas, the lion in the gateway, becomes symbolic of all the heroic Greeks who defied the Persian empire from 490-479 B.C. The battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae are retold in detail from the history written by Herodotus
Return to night by Mary Renault( Book )
24 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 581 libraries worldwide
English woman physician falls in love with patient in hospital
North face, a novel by Mary Renault( Book )
23 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Romance of two young English mountaineers
Purposes of love by Mary Renault( Book )
26 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Mary Renault's inventive debut novel: A love-triangle drama set against the backdrop of hospital life Working in a hospital in 1930s Britain, two colleagues fall into an emotionally charged relationship. Vivian and Mic work demanding jobs and must endure long gaps between their secret meetings. But it is their relationship with Vivian's brother, Jan, a charismatic scientist, that really complicates their union. Before falling for Vivian, Mic had nursed feelings for independent-minded Jan. As for Vivian, her romantic experience has left her with doubts about commitment. For this fraught trio, big questions about love'what and whom it is for'demand answers. In this powerful, sparklingly written debut tale of romance between the wars, Mary Renault showcases the talents that made her one of the twentieth century's most beloved novelists
Kind are her answers by Mary Renault( Book )
24 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Mary Renault's passionately told story of a doctor trapped between his wife and his loverDoctor Kit Anderson is starting to see his marriage in a new light. Relations are strained with Janet, his beautiful wife, who now strikes him as petty and narcissistic. With no shortage of work to busy him, Anderson resigns himself to the consolations of professional life-that is, until he meets Christie, the great-niece of a dying patient. Warm and vivacious, Christie stands in stark contrast to Kit's wife, and suggests hope of a second and more passionate act to his life. How long can their affair be ke
The king must die by Mary Renault( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A vivid recreation of the story of the Greek hero-king Theseus which employs modern historical and psychological insights into the bronze age world
The bull from the sea by Mary Renault( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 libraries worldwide
The story of Theseus, King of Athens. Theseus returns from Crete to mount the throne left empty by his father Aigeus' death. Renault has woven many legends into this story
Promise of love by Mary Renault( Book )
15 editions published between 1919 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 152 libraries worldwide
The Novels of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A special three-in-one edition of Mary Renault’s acclaimed historical novels about the life and times of Alexander the Great “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 Fire from Heaven is a gripping account of the formative years of Alexander’s life. The story tells of his complex relationship with his parents; of his two great bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult. Coming of age during the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the Great first takes someone’s life at age twelve and swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to power, emerging in this novel as a captivating and complex figure. The iconic Persian Boy centers on the Macedon king as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted. This passion comes at a time when much is at stake—Alexander has two wives, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his life abound. The result is a riveting account of a great conqueror’s years of triumph and, ultimately, heartbreak. In Funeral Games, a bloody struggle for power rages after the death ofAlexander, leaving an empire that extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. The power players include Ptolemy, two father-son teams, and a cadre of influential women—not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander’s disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping sense of history, Funeral Games brings to vivid life the world of Alexander the Great, and the seismic tumult in the wake of his death.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author
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Alternative Names
Challans, Eileen Mary
Challans, Eileen Mary, 1905-1983
Challans, Mary
Challans, Mary 1905-
Challans Mary 1905-1983
Renault, Mary
Renault, Mary pseud
Renō, Mairē 1905-1983
Renō, Marē
Рено, Мэри
رنو، مرى
リノールト, メアリー
ルノー, メアリ
English (849)
Spanish (130)
German (15)
French (11)
Czech (11)
Italian (8)
Polish (8)
Hebrew (8)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (7)
Russian (5)
Dutch (3)
Hungarian (3)
Danish (2)
Slovenian (2)
Persian (1)
Afrikaans (1)
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