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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Paperback)
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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 26/07/2018
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Dryly funny and packed with crackling, quick-witted dialogue, Mythos gives fresh bite and relevance to age-old legends, proving that, when it comes to storytelling, Fry certainly has the Midas touch.

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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405934138
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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 Daily 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 

'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' - Richard North Patterson

'[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

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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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“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

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“It Was Supposed To Be A Signed Copy”

I bought this book as a Christmas gift for a family member, I thought that a copy signed by Stephen Fry would make the present a little more special for the recipient. It was very disappointing to find that Mr Fry had... More

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