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The bull from the sea

Mary Renault

The bull from the sea

by Mary Renault

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Published by New English Library in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Mary Renault.
The Physical Object
Pagination254p.
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17186259M

  The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault. Septem Published in , this is the second of Mary Renault’s two novels telling the story of Theseus. It’s been a few years since I read the first book, The King Must Die, and I was worried that I’d . The Bull from the Sea Quotes Showing of 8 “It is better to learn war early from friends, than late from enemies” ― Mary Renault, The Bull from the Sea “It is the mark of little men to like only what they know; one step beyond, and theyCited by: 3.

The Bull from the Sea: A Novel - eBook () by Mary Renault. Hear about sales, receive special offers & more. You can unsubscribe at any time. Enter email address. In , Renault was the subject of a BBC 4 documentary, and her books, many of which remain in print on both sides of the Atlantic, are often sought after for radio Format: Ebook. The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica. Chief among his heroic exploits is the seduction of Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, who irrevocably brought about both his greatest joy and his tragic destiny/5(3K).

The Bull from the Sea is the story of Theseus, King of Athens, but also Mary Renault's brilliant historical reconstruction of ancient Greek politics. Throughout his reign, Theseus is torn between his genius for kingship and his truant craving for adventure. As Theseus for a dynastic marriage with Phaedra, Pirithoos, the pirate prince, lures him off to explore the unknown Euxine, where %(23). The Bull From the Sea. by Mary Renault. First published Edition reviewed: Arrow, , ISBN It seems a bit of a cheek to review a Mary Renault novel, a little like having the impertinence to review Dickens or Shakespeare. Her novels are classics of historical fiction, and seem rather above my likes and dislikes.


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The Bull From the Sea is the latter years of Theseus, how he founded the nation-state of Athens, made an The bull from the sea book his Queen, encountered the accursed Oedipus, lived as a pirate, and went to Hell and back - the ancient gods seem silly to us now, but once they were the guides and oracles of the progenitors of democracy, and they live again in the visions of these characters/5(77).

Mary Renaults The Bull from the Sea, published inis a modern retelling of the legend of the Greek hero Theseus. Renault was deeply influenced by Sir James Frazers The Golden Bough and by Frazers theories of all religions being based on an original fertility cult that involved a sacrifice of a king/5.

"The Bull from the Sea" is the story of Theseus, King of Athens, but also Mary Renault's brilliant historical reconstruction of ancient Greek politics. Throughout his reign, Theseus is torn between his genius for kingship and his truant craving for adventure.

The Bull from the Sea: A Novel - Ebook written by Mary Renault. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Bull from the Sea: A Novel/5(2).

The King Must Die/The Bull from the Sea book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Includes 3 novels: The Hour of the Drgon, T /5.

The legend of Theseus provided the springboard for the earlier book, The King Must Die, but only the early portions of the legend were used. This picks up the thread of story, half legend, half history, and carries through Theseus' adventures from his return to Athens to find that his father had killed himself thinking the Cretan expedition had ended in disaster- on to his own not.

Book Description Bringing Greek mythology vividly to life, The King Must Die and its sequel, The Bull from the Sea, tell the amazing adventures of Theseus, famous for slaying the Minotaur, defeating the Amazons and rescuing Persephone from the s: Release date: J The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

Chief among his heroic exploits is the seduction of Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, who irrevocably brought about both his greatest joy and his tragic destiny. Book: The Bull from the Sea (), Author: Mary Renault, read online free in EPUB,TXT at   The New York Times–bestselling author of The King Must Die continues the story of the mythical Greek hero, Theseus, the founder of Athens.

In The Bull from the Sea, the story of Theseus resumes with the hero’s return from the wake of his father’s suicide, Athens is now Theseus’s to rule. With his close friend Pirithoos, Theseus sets out for the land of the /5(4). A brilliant reconstruction of the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

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Bull from the sea. New York: Pantheon Books, ©   The Bull from the Sea reconstructs the legend of Theseus, the valiant youth who slew the Minotaur, became king, and brought prosperity to Attica.

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The Bull From the Sea | Folio Society JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The Bull from the Sea (Theseus, #2) by Mary Renault avg. rating Ratings In this sequel to The King Must Die Theseus defies the Gods and claims the throne of Athens a move that culminates in the terrible, fateful destruction of the house of Minos -- the Minotaur.

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She is one of those authors who raises the standards by which you judge a good book, whose books you read very, very slowly because you don't want them to be s: 1. Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Bull from the Sea - eBook at (11). The Bull from the Sea continues the story of the hero Theseus after his return from Crete.

Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos - the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the appetite of the Labyrinth's monster - Theseus has returned home to find his father dead and himself the new king.5/5(1).The Bull from the Sea, Mary Renault, Pocket Books PB, 2nd,Fine- book with light wear, name on the front endpaper, otherwise clean interior with no writing inside.

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