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Mythos

Stephen Fry


ISBN: 9781405934138
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Publisher Description

The Greek myths are amongst the best 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. 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.

Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.

Author Biography

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.

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

Product Details

Author
Stephen Fry
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1405934131
ISBN-13
9781405934138
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-07-26
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
464
Subtitle
The Greek Myths Retold

Product Reviews

31 Dec, 2018
My grandson (15) lovea;d it and has already had the sequal. I have yet to read it when I have peace to do so!
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