Bull from the Sea

Bull from the Sea

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by Mary Renault, Michael York
     
 

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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.

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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.

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“Excellent.... Mary Renault breathe[s] life and light into the faces of heroic personages.”–The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-13:
9781558000933
Publisher:
NewStar Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Edition description:
Abridged

Meet the Author

Born London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six successful contemporary novels before turning to the historical fiction about ancient Greece for which she is best known, Her interest in sexuality and specifically in homosexuality and bisexuality, in fluid gender roles and identities, warrants a recreating and reevaluation of her work. The Last of the Wine, The King Must Die, The Bull from the Sea, The Mask of Apollo, Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and The Praise Singer. In addition to the novels, she has written a biography of Alexander the Great, The Nature of Alexander.

Born London in 1905, Mary Renault wrote six successful contemporary novels before turning to the historical fiction about ancient Greece for which she is best known, Her interest in sexuality and specifically in homosexuality and bisexuality, in fluid gender roles and identities, warrants a recreating and reevaluation of her work. The Last of the Wine, The King Must Die, The Bull from the Sea, The Mask of Apollo, Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and The Praise Singer. In addition to the novels, she has written a biography of Alexander the Great, The Nature of Alexander.

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The Bull From The Sea 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It is a great for anybody young or old and will never bore you. I never found myself bored or annoyed with the book, but instead, was enjoying myself immensly. The effort put into this book by Renault clearly shows and should be respected. If you enjoyed this book you will probably enjoy some of the other titles written by the author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are of a young age, this book will bore you to an early death. Theseus talks and talks and talks about everything going on, so you rarely get anywhere. Extracting some type of feeling from this book is difficult, but many older readers may enjoy it. I suggest that if you have read this book and didn't like it, go back to it later. If you are young, and haven't read it, don't read it just yet. It is not the reading level which may hold you back, it may be the wisdom and patience needed to read it. That could only come with time.