Mythos

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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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STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD – OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS – IN STEPHEN FRY’S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOS

‘A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased’
Times
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No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.

In Stephen Fry’s vivid retelling, we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.

Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age – in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
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NOW THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MYTHOS SUITE, STEPHEN FRY AND DEBBIE WISEMAN’S MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF FRY’S THRILLING RETELLINGS

‘A head-spinning marathon of legends’
Guardian

‘An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry – his myths are definitely a hit’ Evening Standard

‘An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry’
Daily Mail

‘A rollicking good read’
Independent

SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

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Weight 343 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

ix, 441 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

398.20938 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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