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The Persian Boy [First Edition]

Renault, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0394481917 / ISBN 13: 9780394481913
Published by Pantheon Books, 1972
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First Edition, Second Printing. Spine is cocked, bumping along book covers. Binding is cracked on select pages. Chipping/creasing, tearing and tanning along DJ. Fair condition. Moderate to heavy shelf wear or edge wear on covers and spine. Books in Fair condition most likely will have markings or highlights on pages or binding defects. Fair condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has moderate to heavy edge wear, creasing, rubbing, chipping. (NN81). Bookseller Inventory # 100418240

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Title: The Persian Boy [First Edition]

Publisher: Pantheon Books

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

?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.

About the Author:

Mary Renault died in 1983.

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