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Stephen Fry - Mythos (New Paperback)

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Synopsis

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.

Details
  • Format : New Paperback
  • Condition : New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2017 (This Edition 2018 - Penguin Random House)
  • ISBN : 9781405934138
  • SKU : B001244
  • PPC : SP400gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External 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.

 

The Author

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, comedian, tv presenter and writer. He and Hugh Laurie are the comic double act Fry and Laurie, who starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.

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