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The Persian boy

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Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Fiction., Kings and rulers -- Fiction., Generals -- Fiction., Eunuchs -- Fiction., Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. -- Fic

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StatementMary Renault.
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LC ClassificationsPR6035.E55 P4 1988
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Pagination419 p. :
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Open LibraryOL2741146M
ISBN 100394751019
LC Control Number86046179

The Persian Boy is the middle book in her trilogy about Alexander the Great and explores his relationship with Bagoas, a beautiful eunuch. Bagoas is insecure, effeminate and jealous. Alexander is a hard drinking megalomaniac bent on by: 4.

Mary Renault’s “The Persian Boy” is billed as the second in a trilogy of novels along with “Fire From Heaven” and “Funeral Games” covering the life of Alexander the Great. It actually stands well on its own, relying on a first person narrator instead of a more third-party omnipotent narrator like the other two books in the s: 5.

The Persian Boy is a historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father's enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius III, who makes him his favorite/5.

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The Persian Boy is the middle book in her trilogy about Alexander the Great and explores his relationship with Bagoas, a beautiful eunuch. Bagoas is insecure, effeminate and jealous. Alexander is a hard drinking megalomaniac bent on conquest/5(). 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/5(27). Mary Renault’s “The Persian Boy” is billed as the second in a trilogy of novels along with “Fire From Heaven” and “Funeral Games” covering the life of Alexander the Great.

It actually stands well on its own, relying on a first person narrator instead of a more third-party omnipotent narrator like the other two books in the series.5/5(5).

Free download or read online The Persian Boy pdf (ePUB) (Alexander the Great Series) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Mary Renault. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Alexander /5.

The Persian Boy ISBN (UK), ISBN (US) is a novel written by Mary Renault, based on historical figures but with a fictionalized narrative by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by his father's enemies, castrated, and sold as a slave to the king Darius III.

The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas.

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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. The Persian Boy is the central novel of Mary Renault’s trilogy on the life of Alexander the Great.

Fire from Heaven () deals with his boyhood and young manhood, Funeral Games () with his death and its aftermath. Each work can be read independently. "In Fire from Heaven, Mary Renault followed the career of the young Alexander the Great, up to his accession when he was twenty.

In The Persian Boy, we meet him six years later and follow him to his death in a superbly moving narrative told by his young lover and companion, Bagoas, a real historical person, who may well have influenced history.4/5(19).

"The Persian Boy tells the story of the climactic last seven years of Alexander the Great's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Adbucted 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.

Taken as an attendant into Alexander's household, the beautiful 4/5(18). E-BOOK EXCERPT. 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 is sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but finds freedom with Alexander the.

The Persian Boy is the middle book in Mary Renault's Alexander was published simultaneously by Longman (London) and Pantheon (New York) in The story follows the Persian campaigns of Alexander the Great, and is narrated by the eunuch Bagoas, the Persian boy of the title.

Plot SummaryCreator: Mary Renault. "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 4/5(17).

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A New York Times–bestselling novel of the ancient king of Macedon and his lover by the author Hilary Mantel calls “a shining light.”The Persian Boy centers on the most tempestuous years of Alexander the Great’s life, as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, Bagoas.

When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King 4/5(17). The Persian Boy. Written by Mary Renault Review by Helene Williams.

The reissue of Renault’s classic trilogy about the life and death of Alexander the Great is welcome indeed, for long-time fans and most especially for those unfamiliar with Renault’s fine grasp of history and presentation.

The Persian BoyA wonderful historical novel(5 stars)"The Persian Boy" is the second book in Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy and it's by far the best of the three, probably because Renault did a total shift in narrative and style and continued the story in the first person.5/5(6). Between these two lies "The Persian Boy," a first-person narrative by Bagoas, a young Persian of noble birth whose family is massacred in the wake of a palace coup.

Bagoas, a child of transcendent beauty, is spared death but becomes a spoil of. The Persian Boy () About book: Conquered StarsI drew close and whispered, "I love you, Alexander," and kissed him. Never mind, I thought, from whom his heart accepts it.

Let it be according to his wish. My hair had fallen on his breast. His eyes opened; his hand moved, and touched a strand, and ran it between his knew me. The Persian Boy is the second volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which also includes Fire from Heaven and Funeral Games.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author. “Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers/5(7).

The Persian Boy by Mary Renault; 17 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Eunuchs, Fiction, Generals, History, Kings and rulers, Biographical fiction. The Persian Boy Ebook - Previews: From the Inside Flap kes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.

The Atlantic MonthlyThe 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. Mary Renault The Persian Boy Similar books. Books similar to The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2) The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2) by Mary Renault.

avg. rating Ratings. 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 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.5/5(1). 25 quotes from The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2): ‘One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment.

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Uploaded by AltheaB on Ma SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: The Persian Boy Mary Renault. Publisher: Open Road Media 0 5 0 Summary A New York Times–bestselling novel of the ancient king of Macedon and his lover by the author Hilary Mantel calls “a shining light.”The Persian Boy centers on the most tempestuous years of Alexander the Great’s life, as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, Bagoas.

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Renault, to all serious intent but commercial purposes, continues the fortunes of Alexander the Great (begun in Fire From Heaven, ) as seen through the eyes of Borgias, the young eunuch who became his lover and attendant. Borgias' own story is told in the startling early chapters &#; his father's atrocity death, castration, tutelage in the ""art"" of love making.