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Funeral Games By Mary Renault

Funeral Games
by Mary Renault

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Alexander lies dying, and around his body gather the generals, the provincial satraps and the royal wives, already competing for the prizes of power and land. Only Bagaos, the Persian boy mourning in the shadows wants nothing. The final part of the Alexander trilogy, this title traces the events of the fifteen years following Alexander's death.
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Funeral Games by Mary Renault

As Funeral Games opens, Alexander the Great lies dying. Around his body gather the generals, the provincial satraps and the royal wives, already competing for the prizes of powe and land. Only Bagoas, the Persian boy mourning in the shadows wants nothing. Tracing the events of the fifteen years following Alexander's death, Funeral Games sees his mighty empire disintegrate, and brings Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy to a dramatic close.

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"With the haunting-haunted Funeral Games, Mary Renault completes her recreation-and-creation of Alexander the Great. Now that Renault's trilogy is complete, it is plain that her Alexandriad is one of the twentieth century's most unexpectedly original works of art" -- Gore Vidal "Brilliant and brutal... she has retained her unnerving genius for making the remote past live without diminishing its remoteness and alien glitter" Sunday Times

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 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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GOR001090022
Funeral Games by Mary Renault
Mary Renault
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2003-11-06
288
0099463490
9780099463498
N/A
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