Heroes : Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures-9781405940368

Heroes : Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

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Author(s): Fry, Stephen,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 27/06/2019,
Pagination: 496 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Ancient Greece,  Ancient Greek religion & mythology
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781405940368

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IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET.

ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROES

Give the perfect stocking filler with Stephen Fry's incredible retelling of the world's greatest stories, which will be loved by young and old alike'

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. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.