A brilliant reconstruction of the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.
This brilliant recreation of the story of the legendary hero Theseus begins with his triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur. Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos–the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the Labytinth’s monster–Theseus has returned home to find his father dead and himself the new king. But his adventures have only just begun: he still must confront the Amazons, capture their queen, Hippolyta, and face the tragic results of Phaedra’s jealous rage.
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“Excellent…. Mary Renault breathe[s] life and light into the faces of heroic personages.”–The New York Times Book Review
About Mary Renault
MARY RENAULT has written over a dozen novels, has had her work adapted for radio, stage, and screeen, and has been the subject of documentaries and biographies. She is as widely known for her forthright treatment of gay relationships as she… More about Mary Renault
Published by Vintage Jul 10, 2001| 352 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780375726804