Thalia.de

The Charioteer

A Virago Modern Classic

´The Charioteer remains compelling both as a snapshot of a particular - and particularly fascinating - cultural moment, and as a deeply romantic story of love fulfilled against the odds. It has all those qualities that make Mary Renault so memorable as a novelist: craft, subtlety, intelligence, and a terrific natural sympathy with the intricacies of honour and desire.´ Sarah Waters

Injured at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell, a young corporal, is recovering at a rural veterans´ hospital. There he meets Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly. The men find solace in each other´s friendship, which slowly develops into a covert, chaste romance. Then Ralph Lanyon appears, a mentor from Laurie´s school days, and now a naval officer. Through him, Laurie is drawn into a tight-knit circle of gay men with few illusions about life, and for whom liaisons are fleeting. He is forced to choose between the ideals of a perfect friendship and the pleasures of experience.

First published in 1953, The Charioteer is a a tender, intelligent coming-of-age novel and a bold, unapologetic portrayal of homosexuality that stands with Gore Vidal´s The City and the Pillar and James Baldwin´s Giovanni´s Room as a landmark work in gay literature.

Portrait
Mary Renault (1905-1983) was born in London and educated at St Hughs, Oxford. She trained as a nurse at Oxford´s Radcliffe Infirmary, where she met her lifelong partner, Julie Mullard. Her first novel, Purposes of Love, was published in1937. In 1948, after North Face won a MGM prize worth $150,000, she and Mullard emigrated to South Africa. There, Renault was able to write forthrightly about homosexual relationships for the first time - in her masterpiece, The Charioteer (1953), and then in her first historical novel, The Last of the Wine (1956). Renault´s vivid novels set in the ancient world brought her worldwide fame. In 2010 Fire From Heaven was shortlisted for the Lost Booker of 1970.
… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 432
Erscheinungsdatum 07.11.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84408-950-5
Reihe VMC
Verlag Little Brown & Co Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 202/140/27 mm
Gewicht 292
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
9,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Versandfertig in 1 - 2 Wochen
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 45965122
    The Chemist
    von Stephenie Meyer
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,49 bisher 27,99
  • 45243079
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Original Screenplay
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (8)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99 bisher 21,49
  • 44725232
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II (Special Rehearsal Edition)
    von John Tiffany
    (55)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    19,99
  • 39151356
    Harry Potter: The Complete Collection
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (7)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    48,95 bisher 71,99
  • 43564382
    Milk and Honey
    von Rupi Kaur
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 42413879
    All the Light We Cannot See
    von Anthony Doerr
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,87 bisher 10,49
  • 34910866
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (5)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99 bisher 9,70
  • 38930428
    We Were Liars
    von E. Lockhart
    (10)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99 bisher 10,49
  • 17914934
    One Line a Day
    von Books LLC Staff Chronicle
    (2)
    Buch
    9,99
  • 42769827
    The Girl on the Train
    von Paula Hawkins
    (14)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 43809866
    It Ends with Us
    von Colleen Hoover
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99 bisher 11,50
  • 31405171
    Game of Thrones 5-Copy Boxed Set
    von George R. R. Martin
    (6)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    25,90 bisher 37,49
  • 39151343
    Harry Potter 1 and the Philosopher's Stone
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    (14)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 42416940
    George R. R. Martin's a Game of Thrones Leather Cloth Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire Series)
    von George R. R. Martin
    Buch (Leder)
    49,50 bisher 70,76
  • 41516671
    Scratch the World
    Buch (Poster)
    22,99
  • 39151342
    Harry Potter 2 and the Chamber of Secrets
    von Joanne K. Rowling
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 45996981
    The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide
    von Kayla Itsines
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    17,99 bisher 23,49
  • 46395110
    Tools of Titans
    von Timothy Ferriss
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    13,99
  • 45165108
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    von Harper Lee
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 46095035
    Born A Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    14,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Charioteer

The Charioteer

von Mary Renault

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
9,99
+
=
The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

von Han Kang

Buch (Taschenbuch)
7,99
+
=

für

17,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen