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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Books
Publication date March 1, 1984
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553242942
ISBN-10 0553242946
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.50
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “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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Editions for the work Persian Boy
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394481913
 
from Pantheon Books (November 1, 1972); titled "The Persian Boy"
9780394481913 | details & prices | 419 pages | List price $15.95
About: A slave-boy in the household of Alexander the Great tells about the adventures of the Macedonian king during the last seven years of his life
Paperback
Book cover for 9780394751016 Book cover for 9780553242942
 
Reissue edition from Vintage Books (February 1, 1988); titled "The Persian Boy"
9780394751016 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A slave-boy in the household of Alexander the Great tells about the adventures of the Macedonian king during the last seven years of his life
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With Eliezer Sternberg | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (March 1, 1984)
9780553242942 | details & prices | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Neurologic: The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior
About: “It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345807250 Book cover for 9780553242942
 
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (December 13, 2016)
9780345807250 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $16.00
About: A groundbreaking investigation of the brain’s hidden logic behind our strangest behaviors, and of how conscious and unconscious systems interact in order to create our experience and preserve our sense of self.
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With Mary Renault | Reissue edition from Bantam Books (March 1, 1984); titled "Persian Boy"
9780553242942 | details & prices | List price $4.50
This edition also contains Persian Boy
About: “It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.

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