Mythos, Volume 1

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Penguin Books, Limited, Jul 26, 2018 - Gods - 464 pages

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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 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.

If you're enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you'll love Fry's follow-up book Heroes which is OUT NOW, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . . .
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NOW THE INSPIRATION FOR STEPHEN FRY'S MAJOR UK TOUR 'MYTHOS: A TRILOGY - GODS. HEROES. MEN.'

*SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD*

'Ebullient and funny' The Times

'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph

'A rollicking good read' Independent

'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday

'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

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User Review  - MickyFine - www.librarything.com

Stephen Fry's retelling of the Greek myths is exactly as brilliant and funny as you'd expect. Even if the myths are familiar, there's a pleasure in encountering Fry's own take. There's also plenty of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jody12 - www.librarything.com

The Greek myths make for an unusual read in any circumstance. There is nothing simple about Zeus, Kronos or Apollo and their antics from Mt Olympus. But it is fair to say that if anyone is going to ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

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 has 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. Mythos and Heroes, his retelling of the Greek myths, are both Sunday Times bestsellers.

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