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The King Must Die

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ISBN13: 9780394751047
ISBN10: 0394751043
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The story of the mythical hero Theseus, slayer of monsters, abductor of princesses and king of Athens. He emerges from these pages as a clearly defined personality; brave, aggressive and quick. The core of the story is Theseus' Cretan adventure.

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dream521, September 7, 2011 (view all comments by dream521)
Mary Renault is my all-time favorite author. I say that without reservation or qualification. I'm recommending The King Must Die here, but it could just as easily be The Persian Boy or The Last of the Wine or Fire from Heaven or any of her other works. She writes of times far removed from ours (ancient Greece, Sparta, and the worlds Alexander the Great conquered), and we LIVE in those times with her characters. Renault has the ability to talk through her characters and make their lives and hopes and concerns clear to us in spite of differences in cultures and societies and beliefs. We feel what they feel, we understand the things that drive them or cripple them as if we were actual observers in their lives. One of the reasons I read novels is to give me the opportunity to "be" someone other than myself, if only briefly: Mary Renault makes a world miles and centuries removed from mine become almost more comfortable and familiar than the one I actually come back to when I put her books down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394751047
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Renault, Mary
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Theseus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Theseus (Greek mythology) -- Fiction. .
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Theseus
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Fantasy fiction
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Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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Literature-A to Z
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fiction;historical fiction;mythology;theseus;greece;historical;ancient greece;novel;crete;history;greek;myth;greek mythology;historical novel;fantasy;20th century;classics;minotaur;literature;renault;ancient;british;myths;mary renault;gay;ancient crete;at
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;mythology;theseus;greece;historical;ancient greece;novel;crete;history;greek;myth;historical novel;fantasy;20th century;classics;minotaur;literature;renault;greek mythology;ancient;british;myths;mary renault;gay;ancient crete;at
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19880212
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.94x5.38x.60 in. .57 lbs.

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