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The Persian Boy

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"It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior."-"The Atlantic Monthly The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander's mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.
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"It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior."-"The Atlantic Monthly
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The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander's mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.
Mary Renault died in 1983..
"It takes skill to depict, as Renault has done, this half-man, half-courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior". The Atlanic Monthly
Author
Mary Renault
Pages
432
Language
English
ISBN-10
0394751019
ISBN-13
9780394751016
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
FIC
Year
1988
Publication Date
1988-02-28
Imprint
Vintage Books
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Birth
1905
Death
1983
Short Title
PERSIAN BOY
Series
Vintage
Residence
SA
Publisher
Vintage
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