The Resource The king must die : a novel, Mary Renault

The king must die : a novel, Mary Renault

Label
The king must die : a novel
Title
The king must die
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Renault
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us."'Hilary Mantel In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault's Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure'a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness'but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus's adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book's title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault's story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author
Summary
An adaptation of the legend of Theseus who masters the art of bull leaping and slays the Minotaur in the process of fulfilling his destiny
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051716
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1905-1983
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Renault, Mary
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
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  • 730
  • 730
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Target audience
adult
Label
The king must die : a novel, Mary Renault
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0B79A688-C6ED-4113-8547-0296C797C0C2
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn865014727
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781480432888
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00069952
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0B79A688-C6ED-4113-8547-0296C797C0C2
Label
The king must die : a novel, Mary Renault
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0B79A688-C6ED-4113-8547-0296C797C0C2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn865014727
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781480432888
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00069952
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0B79A688-C6ED-4113-8547-0296C797C0C2

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