The charioteer: A Novel

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Life as both a soldier and a gay man during World War II-a classic of gay fiction. "Renault is one of the major novelists of our time. Her insights are phenomenal...her rendering of truth as she sees it forthright, courageous, informative, and stirring" (New York Herald Tribune).
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A WWII soldier embarks on affairs with two very different men in a landmark novel that "transcends categorizations" (The Telegraph).

After being wounded at Dunkirk in World War II, Laurie Odell is sent back home to a rural British hospital. Standing out among the orderlies is Andrew, a bright conscientious objector raised as a Quaker. The unspoken romance between the two men is tested when Ralph, a friend of Laurie's from school, re-enters his life, introducing him into a milieu of jaded, experienced gay men. Will Laurie reconcile himself to Ralph's embrace, or can he offer Andrew the idealized, Platonic intimacy he yearns for?

This novel has been called one of the foundation stones of gay literary fiction, ranking alongside James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room and Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar. Celebrated for its literary brilliance and sincere depiction of complex human emotions, The Charioteer is a stirring and beautifully rendered portrayal of love.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

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subject_facet Conscientious objectors -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Gay men -- Great Britain -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Great Britain -- Fiction
title_display The charioteer
title_full The Charioteer A Novel, The charioteer / by Mary Renault
title_short The charioteer
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topic_facet Conscientious objectors, Fiction, Gay men, Literature, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945