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Heroes (Mythos Volume II) - Stephen Fry

Heroes (Mythos Volume II) - Stephen Fry

This is № 129 of an exclusive edition of only 150 copies

Title: Heroes

Author:  Stephen Fry

ISBN:  9780241380369

Weight:  990g

Numbered and signed first edition, first printing




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Heroes by Stephen Fry

There are Heroes – and then there are Greek Heroes.

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm.

Mail on Sunday

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.


A rollicking good read.


Bibliographic Info

Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition background:

A leading London bookshop issued this numbered edition of only 150 copies.

The book has a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page, that gives the book’s number.  Also printed on this page are the words ‘Exclusive Signed First Edition’, the author’s name, the month / year of publication and the name of the publisher.

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal).  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Book number:129 of 150
Edition features:

The main body of the book is 410 pages, which includes two 8-page sections of colour photographs.

The front matter has an additional 7 pages:

Foreword [1 page]
Maps [2]
The Olympians [1]
Introduction [3]

The back matter has a further 51 pages:

Afterword [5 pages]
List of Characters [41]
Acknowledgements [2]
Picture Credits [3]

Overall condition:Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the signature / number authentication page
Book Stats
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Michael Joseph
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13:9780241380369
ISBN 10:0241380367
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:410 [main body]
Size (h x w x d):242 x 163 x 44mm
Packed weight1.015kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph:Claire Newman Williams
Jacket illustration:Sarah Young (figures)

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