WorldCat Identities

Renault, Mary

Works: 145 works in 1,464 publications in 20 languages and 38,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sources  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Historical fiction  Love stories  Legends 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR6035.E55, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Renault
The king must die by Mary Renault( Book )

182 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,769 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 )

110 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,313 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 )

155 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slave-boy in the household of Alexander the Great tells about the adventures of the Macedonian king during the last seven years of his life
The mask of Apollo by Mary Renault( Book )

93 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,966 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 )

114 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexias, taught by Socrates, tells about his life as a wealthy Athenian
Funeral games by Mary Renault( Book )

73 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

50 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

60 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,063 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 )

83 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Injured at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell is recovering at a rural veterans' hospital when he meets Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. The men find solace in their covert friendship. Then Ralph Lanyon, a mentor from Laurie's school days, appears. Through him, Laurie is drawn into a circle of gay men for whom liaisons are fleeting, and he is forced to choose between the ideals of a perfect friendship and the pleasures of experience
The friendly young ladies : a novel by Mary Renault( Book )

50 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 817 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
The lion in the gateway : the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault( Book )

29 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in English and German and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story about how the Greeks defied the Persians at Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae, and pulled victory out of defeat
Return to night by Mary Renault( Book )

26 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance of two young English mountaineers
Purposes of love by Mary Renault( Book )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 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
The king must die by Mary Renault( Recording )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid recreation of the story of the Greek hero-king Theseus which employs modern historical and psychological insights into the bronze age world
Kind are her answers by Mary Renault( Book )

23 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 188 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 bull from the sea by Mary Renault( Recording )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 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
Promise of love by Mary Renault( Book )

17 editions published between 1919 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Renault by Peter Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Renault
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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

Mary Renault britische Schriftstellerin

Mary Renault crivaine 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

מרי רנו

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