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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Hardback)
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages
Published: 02/11/2017

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No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. They are like us, only more so - their actions and adventures scrawled across the heavens above, from the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind.

Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age.

Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.

The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are.

Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.

A true polymath, Stephen Fry is a British comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist whose writing includes everything from novels to a guide to poetry, he is also the voice of the Harry Potter audiobooks. Amongst his best-known works are the novels The Hippopotamus and The Liar, the biographies Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me as well as The Ode Less Travelled

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718188726
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 741 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The Greek myths are told to you here by the ever-soothing voice of Stephen Fry, who takes you from Zeus to Athena with his typical humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. It is joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy threaded through so much of the tapestry of contemporary Greece - The Guardian

Wit and erudition are impressively evident . . . Read by Fry with his accustomed ebullient showmanship [he] gives the legends modern resonance by telling them with a contemporary colloquial twist' - The Times

Mythos is the best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . it is entertaining and edifying - one cannot really ask for more than that - The Telegraph

Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read - The Independent

Fry reimagines the Greek myths with wit, warmth and humanity, bringing them into the modern age. A welcome addition to any bookshelf - Book Bag

Mythos is Stephen's vivid retelling of the Greek myths. Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, he reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world. - Express and Star

Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance - The Times

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought weknew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling - -

[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm - Mail on Sunday

Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm - The Guardian

Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy - Guardian

Fresh revivals of the myths of ancient Greece. In his own imitable style, Fry takes an erudite look at the doings of gods, goddesses, kings, queens and ordinary mortals - The Bay

I quite like Mythos, Stephen Fry's book on the Greek myths - he makes them amusing. I like people that illuminate the past with humour - Jools Holland

Mythos has the gripping nature that one would hope for from a modern blockbuster. Filled with a sharp and delightful sense of humour, Stephen Fry's many witticisms making it an even more enjoyable read. I would recommend it for so many reasons - The National

Brilliant . . . Stephen Fry's writing style makes it appealing to all. There's something for everyone - The Herald

Reimagines the lives of ancient Greek gods and goddesses through a humorous lens, using casual language and making valuable comparisons to modern characters or events. It's also just really, really funny - American Express Essentials

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“Index for Mythos.”

Mythos has scores of well crafted tales which one might enjoy reading more than once. However, trying to navigate around this substantial volume without any sort of index is well nigh impossible. So I wrote my own.... More

Hardback edition
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“Quintessentially Fry-ian & irresistibly enjoyable”

Irresistibly enjoyable. Yes, it's wonderfully self-indulgent, and yes, Stephen Fry perambulates and pontificates in a quintessentially Fry-ian way ("seminal semantic semiology from the semen of the sky"... More

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“Updated review”

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