Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9781405934138 Category:

Mythos

Stephen Fry

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 26/07/2018 ISBN: 9781405934138 Category:
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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

Discover Stephen Fry’s magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .
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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.

Order TROY now, Stephen Fry’s bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told . . .
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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

Publisher Review

Fresh revivals of the myths of ancient Greece. In his own imitable style, Fry takes an erudite look at the doings of gods, goddesses, kings, queens and ordinary mortals * The Bay * Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy * Guardian * Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm * The Guardian * [Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm * Mail on Sunday * 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 * - * Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance * The Times * 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 * Fry reimagines the Greek myths with wit, warmth and humanity, bringing them into the modern age. A welcome addition to any bookshelf * Book Bag * Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read * The Independent * 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 * 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 * The Greek myths are told to you here by the ever-soothing voice of Stephen Fry, who takes you from Zeus to Athena with his typical humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. It is joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy threaded through so much of the tapestry of contemporary Greece * The Guardian *

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