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Renault, Mary

Overview
Works: 262 works in 1,302 publications in 8 languages and 37,331 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Sources  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: PR6035.E55, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Mary Renault, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mary Renault
The king must die by Mary Renault ( Book )
113 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,830 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 )
60 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 3,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theseus' life the death of his father
Fire from heaven by Mary Renault ( Book )
52 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 3,286 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 mask of Apollo by Mary Renault ( Book )
62 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,099 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 Persian boy by Mary Renault ( Book )
51 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,085 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 last of the wine by Mary Renault ( Book )
77 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexias, taught by Socrates, tells about his life as a wealthy Athenian
Funeral games by Mary Renault ( Book )
46 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The combat of Alexander's heirs"--Dust jacket
The praise singer by Mary Renault ( Book )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sicily -- Keos -- Samos -- Athens -- Sacred way -- Author's note -- Chronology
The nature of Alexander by Mary Renault ( Book )
25 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 2,075 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 )
68 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Renault's landmark novel about a wounded soldier who returns from the front and must choose between relationships with two very different men After being wounded at Dunkirk in World War II, Laurie Odell is sent back home to a rural British hospital. Standing out among the orderlies is Andrew, a bright conscientious objector raised as a Quaker. The unspoken romance between the two men is tested when Ralph, a friend of Laurie's from school, re-enters his life, introducing him into a milieu of jaded, experienced gay men. Will Laurie reconcile himself to Ralph's embrace, or can he offer Andrew the idealized, Platonic intimacy he yearns for' This novel has been called one of the foundation stones of gay literary fiction, ranking alongside James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room and Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar. Celebrated for its literary brilliance and sincere depiction of complex human emotions, The Charioteer is a stirring and beautifully rendered portrayal of love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author
The friendly young ladies : a novel by Mary Renault ( Book )
32 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wry romp through 1930s mores, social and sexual Progressive for its time as well as ours, The Friendly Young Ladies is a deftly witty comedy set in England between the wars. At eighteen, Elsie has had enough of life at her bickering parents’ Cornwall home. She decides to join up with her bohemian older sister, Leo, in the city. Leo’s life is full of surprises—not least her significant other, Helen, a beautiful nurse. As Elsie gets acquainted with Leo’s world, new characters—including a novelist and a doctor deluded enough to chase all three women at once—come into play. With acid humor and a supremely light touch, The Friendly Young Ladies colors in an unseen dimension of the 1930s
Return to night by Mary Renault ( Book )
19 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English woman physician falls in love with patient in hospital
The lion in the gateway; the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault ( Book )
2 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North face, a novel by Mary Renault ( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romance of two young English mountaineers
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 1964 and 1993 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonidas, the lion in the gateway, becomes symbolic of all the heroic Greeks who defied the Persian empire from 490-479 B.C. The battles of Marathon, Salamis, and Thermopylae are retold in detail from the history written by Herodotus
Purposes of love by Mary Renault ( Book )
22 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Renault’s inventive debut novel: A love-triangle drama set against the backdrop of hospital lif e Working in a hospital in 1930s Britain, two colleagues fall into an emotionally charged relationship. Vivian and Mic work demanding jobs and must endure long gaps between their secret meetings. But it is their relationship with Vivian’s brother, Jan, a charismatic scientist, that really complicates their union. Before falling for Vivian, Mic had nursed feelings for independent-minded Jan. As for Vivian, her romantic experience has left her with doubts about commitment. For this fraught trio, big questions about love—what and whom it is for—demand answers. In this powerful, sparklingly written debut tale of romance between the wars, Mary Renault showcases the talents that made her one of the twentieth century’s most beloved novelists
The middle mist by Mary Renault ( Book )
12 editions published between 1915 and 1978 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kind are her answers by Mary Renault ( Book )
16 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Renault’s passionately told story of a doctor trapped between his wife and his lover Doctor 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 kept secret, though, and does Kit want the best for Christie, or only for himself?
Promise of love by Mary Renault ( Book )
15 editions published between 1919 and 1979 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king must die by Mary Renault ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young hero is sent to reclaim the dynasty from a stiffling matriarchy
 
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Alternative Names
Challans, Eileen Mary
Challans, Eileen Mary, 1905-1983
Challans, Mary.
Challans, Mary, 1905-
Challans, Mary, 1905-1983
Challans, Mary 1905-1983 Wirklicher Name
Renault, Mary
Renault, Mary, pseud.
Renō, Mairē 1905-1983
Renō, Marē
Рено, Мэри
رنو، مرى
リノールト, メアリー
ルノー, メアリ
Languages
English (753)
German (11)
Russian (4)
Dutch (3)
French (2)
Danish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Hebrew (1)
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