- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1 edition (15 November 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718188721
- ISBN-13: 978-0718188726
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.7 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 730 g
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Hardcover – 15 Nov 2017
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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' (The Times)
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)
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)
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)
Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance (The Times)
A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought weknew. Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling (-)
[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm (Mail on Sunday)
Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm (The Guardian)
From the Publisher
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.
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A cracking read and a great introduction to further thoughts upon the tales within.
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