The Resource The praise singer, Mary Renault ; introduced by Charlotte Mendelson

The praise singer, Mary Renault ; introduced by Charlotte Mendelson

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The praise singer
Title
The praise singer
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Mary Renault ; introduced by Charlotte Mendelson
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Language
eng
Summary
In another masterful novel that vividly recreates the world of Ancient Greece, Mary Renault tells the story of Simonides, an ugly boy destined to create beauty through his extraordinary poetic talent. Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned Ionian singer. Travelling through fifth century BC Greece, Simonides learn not only how to play the kithara and compose poetry, but also how to navigate the political intrigue surrounding his rich patrons. He is witness to the Persian invasion of Ionia, to the decadent reign of the Samian pirate king Polykrates, and to the flourish and fall of the Pisistratids in the Athenian court. Along the way he encounters artists, statesmen, athletes, thinkers, and lovers, including the likes of Pythagoras and Aischylos. Using the singer's unique perspective, Renault combines her vibrant imagination and her formidable grasp of history to establish a sweeping, resilient vision of a golden century
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Dewey number
823.912
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Virago modern classics
Target audience
adult
The praise singer, Mary Renault ; introduced by Charlotte Mendelson
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The praise singer, Mary Renault ; introduced by Charlotte Mendelson
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21 cm.
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Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781844089604
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Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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