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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

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 -... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241380376
Barcode 9780241380376
Published 29 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Fry, Stephen
Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
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ISBN-13 9780241380376
ISBN-10 0241380375
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd
Publication Date 29 October 2018
International Publication Date 26 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fry, Stephen
Series Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Myth & Legend
History
Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean Religions
Ancient Greek Religion
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Monsters & Legendary Beings
The Occult
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 614g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Heroes - Greece, Gods, Greek, Mythology, Greek
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 398.210938
Catalogue Code 934211

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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') * 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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