The Nature Of Alexander

Author: Mary Renault
Homepage 9780394738253

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  • : $33.00(NZD)
  • : 9780394738253
  • : Random House Publishing Group
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  • : March 2005
  • : 201mm X 130mm X 21mm
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Description

An "intriguing and invaluable" biography of Alexander the Great by the novelist whose fiction redefined Ancient Greece (The New York Times).

Acclaimed writer Mary Renault is widely known for her provocative historical novels of Alexander the Great and his lovers. But she also authored this nonfiction classic, a fresh, illuminating look at a man whose legend has remained larger than life for more than two thousand years.

From his dysfunctional family dynamics to his molding under Aristotle, from his shocking rise to power at age twenty to the staggering violence of his military campaigns, Renault is clear-eyed about Alexander's accomplishments and his flaws. Infectious in its enthusiasm, this is a penetrating study of an unrivaled conqueror, enduring icon, and fascinating man.

Hailed as both "a splendid achievement in nonfiction" (The Plain Dealer) and "the perfect companion to her Alexander novels" (The Wall Street Journal), Renault's engrossing and accessible biography stands alone in the pantheon of Alexander the Great literature.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.