Mythos

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 02/11/2017
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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. 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: 741g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm

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Mythos
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 an... READ MORE
Donald Forbes
Mythos
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 ("semina... READ MORE
Katherine Lavender
Mythos
Entertaining in true Stephen Fry style
Who's more perfect for retelling the Greek myths than witty Stephen Fry? No one, as Mythos was brilliant retelling of the Greek myths: from the beginning o... READ MORE
Henna
Mythos
Mine is signed
The book is great, funny and accessable. As to the signing, mine's signed on the title page. It's not a post it note but physically signed.
Book collector
Mythos
Insightful, Comprehensive with a dash of Comedic flare, I would expect nothing less of Stephen Fry
Finally! A witty and riotous history books for adults! Like a breath of fresh air Stephen Fry has blown me away with his unique, quirky, fun and downrigh... READ MORE
Megan Reed
Mythos
A witty and enjoyable journey
I cant express how much I enjoyed this. Fry has a way of writing a story that makes you feel as though your sat on the sofa having a chat with him about so... READ MORE
Jade Harris