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by Mary Renault
The Persian Boy is a 1972 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.
Eventually he becomes the lover and most faithful servant of Alexander the Great, who overthrew Darius and captured the Persian Empire
The Persian Boy" was probably a better novel 40 years ago. I'm not sure if anybody will be interested in reading it in another 50 years.
The Persian Boy" was probably a better novel 40 years ago. But it has an important place in the history of gay literature and Mary Renault is an excellent writer of this genre.
The Persian Boy book. At its heart, The Persian Boy is a love story, and it too is indeed a powerful one. This book is Mary Renault's second voyage into the life of Alexander the Great, and takes place historically from when he becomes king of Macedon, to his untimely death. Mary Renault takes an interesting approach to telling this story however, and the entire book is written from the point of view of Bagoas, The "Persian Bo.
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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. For the beautiful slave-boy Bagoas, bought plaything of Darius the Persian King, the invader's brilliant victories are at first mere palace rumor. Then, at the battle of Gaugamela, the empire crumbles about its ill-fated, ineffectual ruler.
MARY RENAULT'S IS A SPECIAL BRAND OF HISTORICAL FICTION, at once imaginative, dramatic, seductive . The difficulty in dealing with Alexander in a work of fiction.
MARY RENAULT'S IS A SPECIAL BRAND OF HISTORICAL FICTION, at once imaginative, dramatic, seductive, and scrupulous. An interplay of passion and intelligence. is in this book superbly overcome: by using Bagoas, his lover, as the reader's eyes, she gets enough distance from Alexander to make him utterly real, human and superhuman at once, the incarnation of the spirit of the ancient world.
The Persian Boy is the second volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which also includes Fire from . Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers
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
At night, he limped now and then when he forgot, but stopped himself next moment.
At night, he limped now and then when he forgot, but stopped himself next moment h things on the spot) and led the assault himself. Before he’d crossed, so many had pressed up to be fighting next him, that the bridge broke in the middle. I died many deaths, before they scrambled out from the rubble below, and I saw his white-winged helmet
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