WorldCat Identities

Renault, Mary

Works: 353 works in 1,872 publications in 11 languages and 36,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Sources  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

157 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,665 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 )

90 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,220 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 )

106 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,010 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 6 languages and held by 2,958 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 )

121 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,709 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 )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

65 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,037 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 )

102 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,003 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 friendly young ladies : a novel by Mary Renault( Book )

38 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1937, this title is a romantic comedy of off-Bloomsbury bohemia. Sheltered, naive, and just 18, Elsie leaves the stifling environment of her parents' home in Cornwall to seek out her sister, Leo, who had run away nine years earlier
The lion in the gateway : the heroic battles of the Greeks and Persians at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae by Mary Renault( Book )

26 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 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 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance of two young English mountaineers
Kind are her answers by Mary Renault( Book )

24 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doctor Kit Anderson is starting to see his marriage in a new light. The relationship with his beautiful wife, Janet, is strained, and she seems to him shallow and narcissistic. Immersing himself in his work, Anderson takes consolation in his career - that is, until he meets Christie, the niece of a dying patient. Warm and vivacious, Christie stands in stark contrast to Janet, providing the passion and intimacy that has been missing from his life . How long can their affair be kept secret, though, and does Kit want the best for Christie, or only for himself?"--Provided by publisher
Purposes of love by Mary Renault( Book )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 285 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 middle mist by Mary Renault( Book )

11 editions published between 1915 and 1978 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsie, sheltered and naive, is seventeen and unhappy. Stifled by life with her bickering parents in a bleak Cornish village, she falls in love with the first presentable young man she meets -- Peter, an ambitious London doctor. On his advice she runs away from home and goes to live with her sister Leonora, who escaped eight years earlier. But there are surprises in store for conventional Elsie as her sister has a rather bohemian lifestyle: not only does Leo live in a houseboat on the Thames where she writes Westerns for a living, she shares her boat, and her bed, with the lovely Helen.When Peter pays this strange menage a visit, turning his attention from one 'friendly' young lady to the next, he disturbs the calm for each of them -- with results unforeseen by all
The Novels of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special three-in-one edition of Mary Renault & rsquo;s acclaimed historical novels about the life and times of Alexander the Great & ldquo;Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us. & rdquo; & mdash;Hilary Mantel Fire from Heaven is a gripping account of the formative years of Alexander & rsquo;s life. The story tells of his complex relationship with his parents; of his two great bonds & mdash;to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion & mdash;and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult. Coming of age during the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the Great first takes someone & rsquo;s life at age twelve and swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to power, emerging in this novel as a captivating and complex figure. The iconic Persian Boy centers on the Macedon king as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted. This passion comes at a time when much is at stake & mdash;Alexander has two wives, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his life abound. The result is a riveting account of a great conqueror & rsquo;s years of triumph and, ultimately, heartbreak. In Funeral Games, a bloody struggle for power rages after the death ofAlexander, leaving an empire that extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. The power players include Ptolemy, two father-son teams, and a cadre of influential women & mdash;not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander & rsquo;s disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping sense of history, Funeral Games brings to vivid life the world of Alexander the Great, and the seismic tumult in the wake of his death. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author
The king must die by Mary Renault( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in English and held by 166 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 )

16 editions published between 1919 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The king must die
The bull from the seaFire from heavenThe Persian boyThe mask of ApolloThe last of the wineFuneral gamesThe praise singerThe nature of Alexander
Alternative Names
Challans, Eileen Mary

Challans, Eileen Mary, 1905-1983

Challans Mary

Challans, Mary, 1905-

Challans Mary 1905-1983

Challans, Mary Eileen, 1905-1983

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Mary Renault britische Schriftstellerin

Mary Renault Brits romanschrijfster (1905-1983)

Mary Renault écrivaine britannique

Mary Renault Engelse skrywer

Mary Renault englantilainen kirjailija

Mary Renault escriptora anglesa de novel·la històrica

Mary Renault scrittrice britannica

Mary Renault úrscéalaí Sasanach

Mary Renaultová britská spisovatelka

Renault, Mary

Renault, Mary pseud

Renō, Mairē 1905-1983

Renō, Marē

Мері Рено

Рено Мэри

Рено, Мэри 1905-1983

Чаллэнс Э.М. 1905-1983

Մերի Ռենո

מרי רנו סופרת בריטית

ראנו, מרי, 1905-1984

رنو، مرى

ماري رينو كاتبة إنجليزية

ماری رنولت


リノールト, メアリー

ルノー, メアリ