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Heroes

The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold
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I’ve always enjoyed Greek mythology – stories filled with drama, mostly with Zeus being Zeus, and the results of said drama always seem to have a disastrous result for the mortals involved. This retelling of the stories of some of the heroes of the Greek world by Stephen Fry was an entertaining read, and I loved his dry humour being injected into these stories – for example, Heracles (Hercules) is noted to not be the brightest pixel on the screen.

If you are interested in Greek mythology, I recommend this series as an easy & accessible way to learn about these stories. I’m looking forward to the next two in this series, Troy & Odyssey, to see how much I can remember from high school & reading The Illiad & The Odyssey.

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The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling MYTHOS. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

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 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 Liar, The Hippopotamus, Making History and The Stars' Tennis Balls - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos, Heroes and Troy, his retelling of the Greek myths, are all Sunday Times bestsellers.
Release date Australia
June 27th, 2019
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Pages
496
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Dimensions
129x198x30
ISBN-13
9781405940368
Product ID
28704392

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