Mythos

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Chronicle Books, Aug 27, 2019 - History - 352 pages
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Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Classical artwork inspired by the myths and learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context.
 

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User Review  - Verkruissen - LibraryThing

This book is definitely a must read for mythology fans. The artwork is lovely and the writing style is engaging and not too over your head. Very pleasant to read. Read full review

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User Review  - saimaus - LibraryThing

Enjoyed the first half an awful lot, where all the stories sort of kind of wove together. Became a bit disjointed later on, but still found some of the smaller tales rather amusing. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
10
THE BEGINNING PART ONE
17
THE BEGINNING PART TWO
53
THE TOYS OF ZEUS PART ONE
111
THE TOYS OF ZEUS PART TWO
167
APPENDICES
312
AFTERWORD
318
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
324
PICTURE CREDITS
325
INDEX
327
About the Author
352
Chronicle Ebooks
354
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Stephen Fry is an award-winning writer, comedian, actor, and director. He rose to fame in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. He hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and narrated the audio versions of the Harry Potter novels. His books include four novels and three volumes of autobiography. He lives in Los Angeles and London.

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