The Alexander Trilogy

The Alexander Trilogy This is Mary Renault s masterly evocation of ancient Greece and Alexander the conqueror beautiful beloved and flawed Now published for the first time in one volume In Fire From Heaven a young Alexan

  • Title: The Alexander Trilogy
  • Author: Mary Renault
  • ISBN: 9780140068856
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is Mary Renault s masterly evocation of ancient Greece and Alexander the conqueror, beautiful, beloved and flawed Now published for the first time in one volume.In Fire From Heaven a young Alexander unravels the mysteries of a violent adult world and discovers the divinity deep within him Later, as he conquers ever eastwards, the love between him and Bagoas is immThis is Mary Renault s masterly evocation of ancient Greece and Alexander the conqueror, beautiful, beloved and flawed Now published for the first time in one volume.In Fire From Heaven a young Alexander unravels the mysteries of a violent adult world and discovers the divinity deep within him Later, as he conquers ever eastwards, the love between him and Bagoas is immortalised in The Persian Boy Then, as death comes to Alexander in Funeral Games, the human vultures gather round.

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    1. I loved this series, and felt sad actually when I finished last night. Mary Renault studied at Oxford in the 1920s under J.R.R. Tolkien, and her training in literature shines through. These novels are well-crafted and engaging. The basic facts of Alexander the Great's life and conquest of the Mediterranean and Asia almost stand on their own as great drama, but Mary Renault's contribution is to tell the story though from the perspective of several unexpected characters. For me, this helped bring [...]

    2. One of civilization's great gifts. Mary Renault remains once of our greatest authors. Read this trilogy, you will be a better person for it.

    3. Sometimes there are odd and pleasing correspondences between books read concurrently, like last year I read The Magus and then read Amongst Others, wherein the protagonist reads and describes her reaction to The Magus. The correspondences between The Alexander Trilogy and The Deptford Trilogy aren't quite as direct, but they're still striking, unexpected and enjoyable. The Detpford Trilogy is largely concerned with Jungian archetypes, with the middle book essentially one long portrait of Jungian [...]

    4. Fire From Heaven focuses on the formative years of Alexander the Great, ending with his ascension to the throne. I found it an easy book to admire, but harder to love. Early chapters seemed to stress Alexander's extraordinary character without rather than driving the plot forward. In these early chapters, it felt more like I was meant to marvel at Alexander than to be swept up in his story.Yet, as Alexander's life progressed, so I became more and more involved in the story, to the point where I [...]

    5. I read this a long time ago (c.1997) but Mary Renault's prose has stayed with me. Memory is an elusive thing, but I recall being mesmerized by the first volume, engrossed in the second, and a tad disappointed with the third. But it was fifteen years ago, so I probably should re-read it at some point.

    6. can a book be delicious ? can a novel get any better ? if you know anything about Alexander the great and wish to read his story in a historical novel form this is the one. Mary Renault knows everything you could possibly know about the subject and bridges the story along brilliantly .ally can't tell you much more than that ive got nothing else .s great

    7. RivetingThe fact that I knew the fates of Alexander and his family members did not dilute my fascination with Renault’s portrayal, even though these are some long books! I’m sad to have finished!

    8. Great readThe three books depict the history of the time like a history text book. I consider this trilogy as one of the most authentic biographical novels on Alexander

    9. Marvelous Depiction of Ancient GreeceThis is a marvelous retelling of the history of Alexander the Great. Meticulously researched, it brings the characters to life in a very real way. It also deals with the very different sexual attitudes of the ancient world in a tasteful and matter of fact way.Historically fascinating and emotionally compelling, it is wonderful reading.

    10. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN READING LATELY?MEMERS WHO ENJOYED THE EAGLE, WERE YOU MARY RENAULT FANS AS TEENIES? HAVE YOU RE-READ HER BOOKS AS ADULTS? I WAS A FAN, BUT I HAVEN'T READ SINCE I GOT OUT OF COLLEGE TEN YEARS AGO AND FEEL LIKE THE BOOKS PROBABLY WON'T HOLD UP. THE LAST OF THE WINE WAS MY FAVORITE.I READ HER IN MY TWENTIES AND I THINK IT WOULD HOLD UP FINE. I FINALLY READ FUNERAL GAMES A FEW MONTHS AGO AND THERE WASN'T ANYTHING IN IT THAT WOULD MAKE ME THINK "OH IF I WERE YOUNGER I WOULD LIKE IT [...]

    11. OUTSTANDIING!!!I read this series about twenty years ago. These are timeless stories, well worth rereading. This was my introduction to Mary Renault and to Alexander The Great.Her style, the word pictures she creates, make you see and feel as if you are thereeing the wonders of a new world.I recommend this series to all who have a love of history.

    12. I loved this trilogy. Alexander came alive in these pages, and despite his shortcomings I loved him even after his death. That is probably because the narrators of each volume admired him so. It gratified me to see in the afterwords how much research Renault did before writing these wonderful books.

    13. facinating record of historical eventse book paints a wonderfull picture of the time of Alexander the great, but i miss characters to fall in love with. I never get truly invested in the lives of the people. Still, it is absolutely well worth the read just for the lively picture she paints of such a strange and eventefull time in history

    14. Epic tale about a great manThis is hands down my favorite "historical fiction" about Alexander the Great. Nicely written and offering interesting/unusual perspective of his life and legacy.

    15. la vie d'Alexandre Passionnant Donne réellement envie de se plonger dans le monde antique à la frontière flou entre humains et dieux Un de mes romans préférés sur cette période

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