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What to expect

Step into another world – of magic, mayhem, monsters and maniacal gods – in Stephen Fry’s momentous Sunday Times bestseller Mythos, brought to you by Penguin.

Lose yourself in the wonder of Greek myths in Stephen Fry’s vivid retelling of the ancient classics.

Marvel in awe at the wise Athena as she is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus.

Shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.

Listen with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.

Read by Stephen Fry himself, Mythos captures these extraordinary mythos for our modern age – in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance – in Fry’s tantalising and magical narration.

‘Fry’s ear is finely tuned to the quaint tonality of some of his ancient sources. [His] distinctive voice undoubtedly adds something lively, humorous and intimate to myth’s psychological dimension’ Guardian

‘Wit and erudition are impressively evident in Stephen Fry’s idiosyncratic retelling of the myths of the Greek gods . . . He adds fascinating philological glosses and cultural references’ The Times

‘[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm’ Mail on Sunday

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Critics Review

  • The Greek myths are told to you here by the ever-soothing voice of Stephen Fry, who takes you from Zeus to Athena with his typical humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. It is joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy threaded through so much of the tapestry of contemporary Greece

    The Guardian
  • Wit and erudition are impressively evident . . . Read by Fry with his accustomed ebullient showmanship [he] gives the legends modern resonance by telling them with a contemporary colloquial twist’

    The Times
  • Mythos is the best thing he’s written since his superb first novel . . . it is entertaining and edifying – one cannot really ask for more than that

    The Telegraph
  • Fry’s lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It’s a rollicking good read

    The Independent
  • Fry reimagines the Greek myths with wit, warmth and humanity, bringing them into the modern age. A welcome addition to any bookshelf

    Book Bag
  • Mythos is Stephen’s vivid retelling of the Greek myths. Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, he reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world.

    Express and Star

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