Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Paperback)
  • Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Paperback)
  • Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Paperback)
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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Paperback)

Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Paperback)

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Published: 27/06/2019
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Waterstones Says

Hot on the legend-gilded heels of his triumphant Mythos, Stephen Fry returns for a second collection of matchless retellings of cowardice, courage and sacrifice under the gaze of the gods.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405940368
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves - The Times

Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly - Guardian

Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator - Mail on Sunday

Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot - Herald

Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of these heroic men and women in all their grit and glory. Filled with white-knuckle chases and twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles and blood-curdling monsters - Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle

Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. It makes stories relatable without skimping on the gory details - Sunday Life

Rich, funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the way - Eastern Daily Press

Tales of fatal flaws, perilous journeys and shining acts of heroism are told with gusto and young and old will be engrossed. The audiobook is an absolute gem too, read by the author who has a winning way of bringing these epic tales to life - Western Morning News

Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy. The Greek gods of the past become relatable - Guardian (on 'Mythos')

The best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifying - Telegraph (on 'Mythos')

A rollicking good read - Independent (on 'Mythos')

Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance - The Times (on 'Mythos')

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling - Richard North Patterson (on 'Mythos')

Fry makes the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth - i (The paper for today)

Stephen Fry has created a magnificent book. Humorous, but with serious stories told with wit and erudition. This is a book that will delight readers of all ages. Fry's writing is never less than delightful - Moorlander

Fry is a natural storyteller and his lively retellings make for an entertaining read - Hannah Beckerman, Observer

The comedian and polymath retells age-old Greek myths in dramatic, modernised style - i

One of the nation's favourite intellectuals retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes in his own unique and very enjoyable way - Cambridge Independent

Ebullient and funny - The Times

Entertaining and edifying - Daily Telegraph

A rollicking good read - Independent

Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm - Mail on Sunday

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“Truly Marvelous”

As someone studying classics and someone who is very passionate about these wonderful myths and legends in their original form, I do not say it lightly that Stephen Fry's retellings are a must read for anyone... More

Hardback edition
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Els Scholey

“Fry, with a Riordan twist!”

If you are a fan of Rick Riordan then this is a perfect book for those who enjoy wit and modern humour in their old school heroes. Stephen Fry makes the old myths easy to follow while keeping you laughing at the... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 110

“Well presented, hard back book”

Haven’t read it yet, it is second in line at present and looking forward to it.

Hardback edition
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