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Mary Renault: Ein Weltreich zu erobern

Mary Renault: Ein Weltreich zu erobern

Dt.v. Wolfgang Schepelmann. D 2007, 619 S., Pb, € 10.23
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Das ist die Geschichte von Bagoas - einem Eunuchen und schönen Jüngling am Hof des persischen Großkönigs. Nachdem Alexander der Große mit seinem Makedonenheer in einer Schlacht Dareios III. in die Flucht geschlagen hat, fällt der ganze Tross des Perserkönigs dem Sieger in die Hände - darunter befindet sich auch Bagoas. Alexander und Bagoas lernen sich kennen, fangen eine Affäre ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Friendly Young Ladies

Mary Renault: The Friendly Young Ladies

UK 2005, 312 pp., brochure, € 15.79
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Elsie, sheltered and naive, is 17 and unhappy. Stifled by life with her bickering parents in a bleak Cornish village, she falls in love with the first presentable young man she meets: Peter, an ambitious London doctor. On his advice she runs away from home and goes to live with her sister Leonora, who escaped years earlier. But there are ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Charioteer

Mary Renault: The Charioteer

USA 2003, 347 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Vintage
After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during WW II, Laurie Odell is sent to a rural veterans' hospital in England to convalesce. There he befriends the young, bright Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. As they find solace and companionship together in the idyllic surroundings of the hospital, their friendship blooms into a discreet, chaste romance. Then one ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: Fire From Heaven

Mary Renault: Fire From Heaven

USA 2002, 375 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Vintage
Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three, leaving behind an empire that stretched from Greece and Egypt to India and a new cosmopolitan model for western civilisation. In Alexander´s childhood, his defiant character was molded into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son´s loyalty, ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: Funeral Games

Mary Renault: Funeral Games

USA 2002, 335 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Vintage
Alexander the Great died at the age of 33, leaving behind an empire that stretched from Greece and Egypt to India and a new cosmopolitan model for western civilization. Mary Renault imagines the world of this charismatic leader whose drive and ambition created a legend. After Alexander´s death in 323 B.C. his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Persian Boy

Mary Renault: The Persian Boy

USA 2002, 420 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Part 2 of a classic trilogy on the life of Alexander the Great – covering the last 7 years of his life from the perspective of his devoted Persian lover, the eunuch Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but eventually found his freedom with Alexander. Bagoas' extraordinary cultivation ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Last of the Wine

Mary Renault: The Last of the Wine

USA 2001, 389 pp., brochure, € 16.95
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Vintage
In the 5th century B.C., Alexias, a young Athenian of good family, reaches mnahood during the last phases of the Peloponnesian War. The adult world he enters is one in which the power and influence of his class have been undermined by the forces of war. Alexias finds himself drawn to the controversial teachings of Socrates, following him even though ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Praise Singer

Mary Renault: The Praise Singer

USA 1988, 256 pp., brochure, € 13.95
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Vintage
In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece when tyrants kept an unsteady rule and poetry, music, and royal patronage combined to produce a flowering of the arts. Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Mask of Apollo

Mary Renault: The Mask of Apollo

USA 1988, 373 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Vintage
Set in 4th-century B.C. Greece, »The Mask of Apollo« is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater´s golden age, which is now past. At first his mascot, the mask gradually becomes his conscience, and he refers to it his gravest decisions, when he ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The King Must Die

Mary Renault: The King Must Die

USA 1988, 388 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Vintage
In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the man-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in »The King Must Die«. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault´s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure - a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength ... Weiterlesen

Mary Renault: The Nature of Alexander

Mary Renault: The Nature of Alexander

USA 1979, 276 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Pantheon
»The Nature of Alexander« is a popular, non-academic, very readable biography of Alexander the Great. It is Mary Renault´s only non-fiction book. It´s not a »neutral« book, but presents Alexander in a very favorable light. Nevertheless, it´s a »popular« work, but by no means devoid of authority.

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