Troy : Our Greatest Story Retold-9781405944724

Troy : Our Greatest Story Retold

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Author(s): Fry, Stephen (Audiobook Narrator), Fry, Stephen (Audiobook Narrator),
Binding: CD-Audio 
Date of Publication: 29/10/2020,
Pagination: ,
Series: Stephen Fry's Greek Myths,
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Ancient Greece, Folklore myths & legends, Audiobooks
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781405944724

Brought to you by Penguin. Following the bestselling retellings of the Greek myths in Mythos and Heroes, Stephen Fry's bewitching third volume Troy - concerning love and war, passion and power - is now here.

The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years.

It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers the war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and, naturally, nature takes its course. It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies.

The Greek's most fearsome warrior, Achilles, argues with King Agamemnon, his commander, over another woman, the Trojan slave Briseis. The consequences lead to terrible tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair.

It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today. It is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves and which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life.