Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry's Greek Myths (Hardback)Stephen Fry (author)
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
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 741 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm
'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 we knew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling.' - Richard North Patterson
'Arguably the greatest living Englishman.' - Indendent on Sunday
'The patron saint of British intelligence.' - Daily Telegraph
'National Treasure: noun - someone or something regarded as emblematic of a nation's cultural heritage, such as Stephen Fry.' - Oxford English Dictionary
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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
“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
Ok, updated review time. Why? Well the book deserves a fairer review than a one star "mine isn't signed" rant that someone else has posted. That isn't a review of the book it's also not my... More
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