A brilliant introduction into Greek Mythology. If you're fascinated by mythology and you're looking for a vibrant and engaging collection of stories, look no further than Stephen Fry's Greek Myths series.
From the Greek creation story to the birth of the Olympians, an introduction to the Gods and classic stories retold in Fry's witty style, Mythos is entertaining and informative in equal measure. Included in this book is a treasure trove of stories, some popular myths you can enjoy again and some that are perhaps unfamiliar to you. A brilliant recommendation for mythology and Stephen Fry fans.
Stephen Fry's Greek Myths series:
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.
|Publication date:||26th July 2018|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 05/06/2022
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
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 Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.More About Stephen Fry