The Nature of Alexander (Paperback)

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The acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great by Mary Renault, the author of Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy, two best-selling novels about Alexander.

About the Author

MARY RENAULT has written over a dozen novels, has had her work adapted for radio, stage, and screeen, and has been the subject of documentaries and biographies. She is as widely known for her forthright treatment of gay relationships as she is her historical restructions of ancient Greece. She was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained as a nurse, where she met her lifelong partner Julie Mullard. After during World War II, she and Mullard settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her historical novels, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. The biography The Nature of Alexander is one of her only non-fiction books. She died in Cape Town in 1983.

Praise For…

"Mary Renault is a magician . . . This is more than a biography, it is a psychological rendering of a man." 
—The Chicago Daily News

"The many Mary Renault fans should find this as absorbing and worthwhile as her novels." 
—The Houston Post

"Intriguing and valuable." 
—The New York Times

"The perfect companion to he Alexander novels."
—The Wall Street Journal

"A splendid achievement in nonfiction . . . altogether a grand performance." 
—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Product Details
ISBN: 9780394738253
ISBN-10: 039473825X
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: November 12th, 1979
Pages: 288
Language: English