Mythos by Stephen Fry


The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lesson...

Details Mythos

Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherMichael Joseph
GenreFantasy, Mythology, Nonfiction, History

Reviews Mythos

  • Bradley
    I don't know about any of you, but this one's a winner. Far from feeling like another dry recounting of a number of our favorite Greek myths, Fry's down-to-earth humor and traditional (modern) storytelling have turned these gods into something most relatable.I've read Edith Hamilton and Bullfinch's recountings and I've had the pleasure of countless other sources, but here's where Fry shines: he cherry-picks the very best stories and tells them so...
  • Trish
    I first heard of Stephen Fry many years ago, have since watched him debate with the Church and wander through dense jungles trying to find nearly extinct animals, listened to him bring one of my favourite magical worlds to life, and learned a great deal from him on what must be one of the best quiz shows on (British) television. Not to mention his influence on LGBTQ rights and the acceptance of mental health issues (he himself is suffering from a...
  • Rach
    The absolutely excellent Stephen Fry has done it again ladies and gentlemen!Having never studied Classics and knowing very little about Greek Mythology (aside what Disney’s Hercules taught me) I was excited to pick this book up and give it a go. It’s something i’m so interested in, having visited Greece and the ancient world several times- and being massively into art and sculpture- and honestly- if you’re a total Greek Myths novice- this...
  • Sara
    Greek mythology retold by Stephen Fry, with a witty commentary and etymological facts. My favorite quote is Fry telling us about Poseidon's sex life and that he fathered a lot of heroes and demigods, like Theseus and Percy Jackson. I laughed a lot at that, or his comment about how every myth star "the most beautiful man/woman ever". An entertaining read for all those who love Greek mythology.. and for those who wants to know what it's all about. ...
  • Kieran McAndrew
    The Greek pantheon were cruel, capricious and conniving. Yet they were the inspiration for what could be the greatest collection of myths in the Classical Era.'Mythos' manages to gather the great stories from this mythological tradition and Fry's representation of these stories for a modern age is vibrant and exciting.