WorldCat Identities

Renault, Mary

Works: 253 works in 1,632 publications in 11 languages and 37,624 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Fantasy fiction  Sources  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Biography 
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 3,630 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 )

109 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,168 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 )

90 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,863 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
Funeral games by Mary Renault( Book )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

92 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 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 )

22 editions published between 1946 and 1993 in English and held by 658 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 565 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 486 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 309 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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purposes of love by Mary Renault( Book )

29 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 211 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 173 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
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

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
The masks of Mary Renault : a literary biography by Caroline Zilboorg( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Born Eileen Mary Challans in London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six successful contemporary novels before turning to the historical fiction about ancient Greece for which she is best known, including The Last of the Wine, The King Must Die, The Bull from the Sea, Fire from Heaven, and Funeral Games. While Renault's novels are still highly regarded, her life and work have never been completely examined. Caroline Zilboorg seeks to remedy this in The Masks of Mary Renault by exploring Renault's identity as a gifted writer and a sexual woman in a society in which neither of these identities was clear or easy."--Jacket
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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 mask of ApolloFuneral gamesThe praise singerThe charioteerThe friendly young ladies : a novelThe masks of Mary Renault : a literary biography