THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.
In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.
Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
If you're enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you'll love Fry's follow-up book Heroes which is OUT NOW, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . . .
*SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD*
'Ebullient and funny' The Times
'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph
'A rollicking good read' Independent
'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday
'Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Stephen Fry is renowned for his sharp storytelling, so his retelling of Greek mythology was accompanied by dauntingly high expectations. We shouldn’t have worried. Mythos is Fry at his best: witty and warm, with an endearingly intense attention to detail. From Prometheus to Persephone, via Zeus and Athena, Fry asks what the fates of the Greek gods and goddesses can teach us about who we are today. His captivating take on these legends reminds us we aren't too dissimilar to these ancient protagonists. Be prepared to finish Mythos feeling very smug about your new dinner party anecdotes.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Really good- typical type of thing you’d expect from senior fry. Funny and educational!
Absolutely splendid retelling of the classic tales of Greek Mythology. This book has sparked an interest in history for me and I am eternally grateful ✨
Couldn’t put it down, sparked an interest that I never expected to have. I’ve found myself telling these stories to anyone who will listen. Very excited to read Heroes!