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Stephen Fry


ISBN: 9781405940368
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Publisher Description

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.

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 inA 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 Potternovels for the audiobook recordings.

Review

Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm Mail on Sunday A rollicking good read Independent Entertaining and edifying Daily Telegraph Ebullient and funny The Times One of the nation's favourite intellectuals retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes in his own unique and very enjoyable way Cambridge Independent The comedian and polymath retells age-old Greek myths in dramatic, modernised style i Fry is a natural storyteller and his lively retellings make for an entertaining read Hannah Beckerman, Observer Stephen Fry has created a magnificent book. Humorous, but with serious stories told with wit and erudition. This is a book that will delight readers of all ages. Fry's writing is never less than delightful Moorlander Fry makes the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth i (The paper for today) A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson (on 'Mythos') Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance The Times (on 'Mythos') A rollicking good read Independent (on 'Mythos') The best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifying Telegraph (on 'Mythos') Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy. The Greek gods of the past become relatable Guardian (on 'Mythos') Tales of fatal flaws, perilous journeys and shining acts of heroism are told with gusto and young and old will be engrossed. The audiobook is an absolute gem too, read by the author who has a winning way of bringing these epic tales to life Western Morning News Rich, funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the way Eastern Daily Press Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. It makes stories relatable without skimping on the gory details Sunday Life Fry brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of these heroic men and women in all their grit and glory. Filled with white-knuckle chases and twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles and blood-curdling monsters Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot Herald Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator Mail on Sunday Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightly Guardian This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves The Times

Product Details

Author
Stephen Fry
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2019
ISBN-10
1405940360
ISBN-13
9781405940368
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
496
Publication Date
2019-06-27
Series
Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
Subtitle
The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold