The last of the wine

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Vintage Books, 1975 - Fiction - 446 pages
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Alexis, a young Athenian of good family, reaches manhood during the last phases of the Peloponnesian war. He meets Lysis, a youth influenced by Socrates, and their relationship develops.

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Brilliantly written with insight and vivid imagery. - Goodreads
Her writing is also sometimes awkward. - Goodreads
She's a master of ancient Greek storytelling! - Goodreads
Mary Renault is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
The ending got me, and I'll admit to a shedding a tear. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Leana - Goodreads

This was perfection. Unparalleled work of historical fiction. Or at least, to the best of my knowledge. Philosophy, the Greek people and it's culture and ideals, war, politics, friendship, and love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tolby11 - Goodreads

Love this book. Brought history alive and it was refreshing to examine the partnership, love and friendship between two men. Read full review


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About the author (1975)

Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa.

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