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
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'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.' - The Guardian
'Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator.' - The Mail on Sunday
'Ebullient and funny' - The Times'Entertaining and edifying' - The Daily Telegraph
'A rollicking good read' - The Independent
'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' - The Mail on Sunday
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