The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica. Chief among his heroic exploits is the seduction of Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, who irrevocably brought about both his greatest joy and his tragic destiny.
“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 was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the… More about Mary Renault
Published by Vintage Jul 10, 2001| 352 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780375726804