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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I had remembered this book vaguely but fondly from reading it many years ago. However, in rereading it now, I did find that it rambled along through time without a very profound story arc. Can't fault the writing or the development of the main character, but, all in all, I found it rather bland. Read full review

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Well researched, pretty well written, but gossip nevertheless. Read full review


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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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