The Bull from the Sea (Uncorrected Proof)

Renault, Mary

£20.00

The sequel to The King Must Die. 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. But his adventures have only just begun: he still must confront the Amazons, capture their queen, Hippolyta, and face the tragic results of Phaedra’s jealous rage. Piecing together the fragments of myth and using her deep understanding of the cultures reflected in these legends, Mary Renault has constructed an enthralling narrative of a time when heroes battled monsters and gods strode the earth. ‘There’s much to say about her interweaving of myth and history and, just as interestingly, there’s much to wonder at in the way she fills in the large dark spaces where we know next to nothing about the times she describes . . . an important and wonderful writer . . . she set a course into serious-minded, psychologically intense historical fiction that today seems more important than ever’ Sam Jordison, Guardian

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Publisher
Longmans
Publisher City
London
Year
1961
Edition
uncorrected proof
Format
p/b
Author
Renault, Mary
SKU
IYC132299
Categories
Condition
Good, scarce Uncorrected Proof, 1961 (1st ed. pub. Following year in 1962); cover scuff marks and soiling; text block firm; pages crisp and unmarked, sunning and slight foxing.
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7_" x 5")
Page Count
280
ISBN