Cover art for Heroes
Published
Michael Joseph, July 2019
ISBN
9781405940368
Format
Softcover, 496 pages
Dimensions
19.8cm × 12.9cm × 3cm

Heroes The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

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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.

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