9780394751016

The Persian Boy

Renault, Mary

ISBN 10: 0394751019 / 0-394-75101-9
ISBN 13: 9780394751016
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Softcover
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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”– The Atlantic Monthly

The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander’s mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.

Review:
?It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.?? The Atlantic Monthly

The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander?s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander?s mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.

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