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A Week in Literary History

September 4th, 2002

English historical novelist Mary Renault (The Bull from the Sea, 1962) is born Eileen Mary Challans in 1905 in Essex.

Mary Renault, b. September 4, 1905, d. 1983

renaultIn the twentieth century, Renault did more to keep the culture and history of ancient Greece in the public eye than anyone else. Her historical novels and the films and television shows made of them brought Theseus, the Peloponnesian War, and especially Alexander the Great to a vast public that would otherwise have forgotten them.

Suggested Reading Novels The Last of the Wine, 1956. The King Must Die, 1958. The Bull from the Sea, 1962. Fire from Heaven, 1969. The Persian Boy, 1972. Biography The Nature of Alexander, 1975.

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