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The Charioteer

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After enduring an injury at Dunkirk during World War 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 day, Ralph Lanyon, a mentor from Laurie’s schoolboy days, suddenly reappears in Laurie’s life, and draws him into a tight-knit social circle of world-weary gay men. Laurie is forced to choose between the sweet ideals of innocence and the distinct pleasures of experience.

Originally published in the United States in 1959, The Charioteer is a bold, unapologetic portrayal of male homosexuality during World War II that stands with Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar and Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories as a monumental work in gay literature.

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Originally published in 1959, "The Charioteer" is a bold, unapologetic portrayal of male homosexuality during World War II that stands with Vidal's "The City and the Pillar" and Isherwood's "Berlin Stories" as a monumental work in gay literature.

About the Author

Mary Renault was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the war, she settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her brilliant historical reconstructions of ancient Greece, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. She died in Cape Town in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375714184
Author:
Renault, Mary
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
England
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Conscientious objectors
Subject:
Veterans' hospitals.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;gay;novel;wwii;historical;war;conscientious objectors;gay interest;queer;gay fiction;gay men fiction;glbt;romance;british;homosexuality;england;20th century;lgbt;british literature;literature;greece
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
1324
Publication Date:
20030513
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.04x5.32x.23 in. .60 lbs.

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