The Persian boy
“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.
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I used to think I despised love stories. I would wonder what was wrong with me; love stories are supposed to move us, I would think. They're supposed to make us feel things other stories cannot. So I ... Read full review
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I had to sit with this book and digest it for a few days after finishing before I could even start to put together coherent thoughts about it. The writing style is a lot simpler from the first book ... Read full review
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The Persian Boy is a 1972 historical novel written by Mary Renault and narrated by Bagoas, a young Persian from an aristocratic family who is captured by ...
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The Persian Boy - Mary Renault - ISBN 9780394751016
The second of Renault's trilogy on the life and loves of Alexander the Great, this exhaustively researched historical novel focuses on Bagoas, ...
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Fictionwise, Renault's Alexander trilogy--Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games--is worth reading, although The Persian Boy won't do it for ...
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Mr. Nicolson writes that Bagoas was castrated by Darius, but readers of "The Persian Boy" will recall that the slave boy was kidnapped and castrated by the ...
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Bagoas is the narrator and title character of The Persian Boy, the historical ... In The Persian Boy, Bagoas pleads for Nabarzanes in spite of the latter's ...
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