WorldCat Identities

Renault, Mary

Works: 257 works in 1,663 publications in 12 languages and 37,524 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Sources  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PR6035.E55, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Renault
The king must die by Mary Renault( Book )

178 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,622 WorldCat member 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 )

81 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theseus' life after the death of his father
Fire from heaven by Mary Renault( Book )

108 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,162 WorldCat member 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 )

142 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,035 WorldCat member 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 )

93 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,865 WorldCat member 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 )

116 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis, a young Athenian of good family, reaches manhood during the last phases of the Peloponnesian war. He meets Lysis, a youth influenced by Socrates, and their relationship develops
Funeral games by Mary Renault( Book )

73 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The combat of Alexander's heirs"--Jacket
The praise singer by Mary Renault( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicily -- Keos -- Samos -- Athens -- Sacred way -- Author's note -- Chronology
The nature of Alexander by Mary Renault( Book )

62 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,994 WorldCat member 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 )

94 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The lion in the gateway : the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault( Book )

23 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story about how the Greeks defied the Persians at Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae, and pulled victory out of defeat
The friendly young ladies : a novel by Mary Renault( Book )

39 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman gesitueerd in het Engeland van de jaren dertig. Ménage à trois van twee zusters en vriendin wordt verstoord door bezoek van hun broer
Return to night by Mary Renault( Book )

25 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English woman physician falls in love with patient in hospital
North face, a novel by Mary Renault( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance of two young English mountaineers
The middle mist by Mary Renault( Book )

10 editions published between 1915 and 1978 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purposes of love by Mary Renault( Book )

29 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivian, a student nurse, chose her profession as a challenge, both to her spirit and to her permanently exhausted body; Mic immerses himself in his work at the hospital to ward off the emotional wounds of an unhappy childhood. Through Jan, Viv's beloved older brother, they meet, and their friendship turns into a secret romance. Secret because, if discovered, it would cost them their jobs. Despite the discipline and rigid hierarchy imposed by the hospital, their passion takes root, but between them hangs the tantalising and enigmatic shadow of Jan
Kind are her answers by Mary Renault( Book )

24 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical fiction recounting the life of young Theseus, Prince of Troizen, King of Eleusis and Athens, and slayer of the Minotaur
Promise of love by Mary Renault( Book )

13 editions published between 1919 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bull from the sea by Mary Renault( Recording )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member 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
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The king must die
Alternative Names
Challans, Eileen Mary

Challans, Eileen Mary, 1905-1983

Challans, Mary

Challans, Mary 1905-

Challans Mary 1905-1983

Challans, Mary Eileen, 1905-1983

Mary Renault angol írónő

Mary Renault britische Schriftstellerin

Mary Renault Brits romanschrijfster (1905-1983)

Mary Renault écrivaine britannique

Mary Renault scrittrice britannica

Renault, Mary

Renault, Mary pseud

Renō, Mairē 1905-1983

Renō, Marē

Мері Рено

Рено, Мэри

Чаллэнс Э.М. 1905-1983

Մերի Ռենո

מרי רנו סופרת בריטית

رنو، مرى

ماری رنولت


リノールト, メアリー

ルノー, メアリ


The bull from the seaFire from heavenThe Persian boyThe mask of ApolloThe last of the wineFuneral gamesThe praise singerThe nature of Alexander