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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781405934138
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Published 3 October 2018 by Penguin
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Author(s) By Fry, Stephen
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ISBN-13 9781405934138
ISBN-10 1405934131
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 3 October 2018
International Publication Date 26 July 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Fry, Stephen
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Myth & Legend
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 343g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Greek, Mythology, Classical, Gods and goddesses, Legends, Greek
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 398.20938
Catalogue Code 922801

Description of this Book

*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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' -- AUDIOBOOK of the WEEK * 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 -- 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me.

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