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The Bull from the Sea By Mary Renault

The Bull from the Sea
by Mary Renault

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Following on from "The King Must Die", "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.
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The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault

This second instalment in the story of the legendary hero begins with Theseus' 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 appetite of the Labyrinth'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. Piecing together the fragments of myth and using her deep understanding of the cultures reflected in these legends, Mary Renault has constructed an enthralling narrative of a time when heroes battled monsters and gods strode the earth.

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The Bull from the Sea Reviews


"Miss Renault has no equal" New Statesman "Excellent entertainment" New York Times Book Review

About Mary Renault


Mary Renault was educated at Clifton High School, Bristol and St Hugh's College, Oxford. Having completed nursing training in 1937, she then wrote her first novel Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written during off-time duty whilst serving in the war. In 1948 she went to live in South Africa but travelled widely. It was her trip to Greece and her visits to Corinth, Samos, Crete, Delos, Aegina and other islands, as well as to Athens, Sounion and Marathon, that resulted in her brilliant historical reconstructions of Ancient Greece. Mary Renault died in 1983.

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GOR001152991
The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
Mary Renault
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2004-03-04
256
0099463539
9780099463535
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