The King Must Die; The Bull from the Sea: Introduction by Daniel Mendelsohn

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About the Author
MARY RENAULT (1905-1983) was the author of more than a dozen novels. She was born in London, educated at Oxford, and trained as a nurse. After World War II she and her life partner, Julie Mullard, settled in South Africa and traveled widely in Africa and Greece. This was when she began writing her historical novels, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy, and a biography of Alexander the Great, The Nature of Alexander.

About the Introducer: DANIEL MENDELSOHN is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. His books include the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace, a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic. He is the author of the definitive English translation of the Complete Poems of C. P. Cavafy and of two collections of essays. He teaches literature at Bard College.
"Renault's historical novels . . . are among the finest ever written." --The Washington Post Book World

"A remarkable accomplishment . . . Pure fictional gold." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Excellent entertainment . . . What Renault has done, and done with consummate beauty, is to breathe life and light into the faces of heroic personages." --The New York Times Book Review