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Nov 12, 1979
| ISBN 9780394738253
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Nov 12, 1979 | ISBN 9780394738253
The acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault, the author of Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy, two best-selling novels about Alexander.
MARY RENAULT (1905–1983) was the author of more than a dozen novels. She was born in London, educated at Oxford, and trained as a nurse. After World War II she and her life partner, Julie Mullard, settled in South Africa… More about Mary Renault
“Mary Renault is a magician . . . This is more than a biography, it is a psychological rendering of a man.” —The Chicago Daily News“The many Mary Renault fans should find this as absorbing and worthwhile as her novels.” —The Houston Post“Intriguing and valuable.” —The New York Times“The perfect companion to he Alexander novels.” —The Wall Street Journal“A splendid achievement in nonfiction . . . altogether a grand performance.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
IMAGES 3MACEDON 19TROY 69PERSIA 125INDIA 189THE MARCH TO BABYLON 203POSTSCRIPT 268ANCIENT SOURCES 269INDEX 271
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