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Heroes

The Greek Myths Reimagined (Greek Mythology Book for Adults, Book of Greek Myths and Hero Tales)
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Chronicle Books
 | 
June, 2020
ISBN:
9781797201863
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Publisher’s Description: 

In this sequel to the bestsellingMythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes.

Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts.

Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide.

Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style.
Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome.
Retellings brim with humor and emotion.

"Mostly Chiron saw in the child, and the young man he became, boundless courage, athleticism, intelligence, and ambition. He saw too lots of words beginning with 'self,' which gave him pause. Self-belief, self-possession, self-righteousness, self-confidence, self-love. Perhaps these characteristics are as necessary to a hero as courage."

InHeroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time.

A collector's edition filled with classical art inspired by the myths and a luxe, foil-stamped jacket
Perfect gift for mythology and history buffs, lovers of ancient Greece, art aficionados, and devoted fans of Stephen Fry
Add it to the shelf with books likeCirce by Madeline Miller,Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, andMythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

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