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Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold - Stephen Fry

This is book № 19 of an exclusive edition of only 100 copies

Title: Mythos

Author:  Stephen Fry

ISBN:  9780718188726

Weight:  975g

Numbered and signed first edition, first printing



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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 lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.

You’ll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia’s revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry’s Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age – in all their rich and deeply human relevance.

Peer & Press Reviews

Mythos is Stephen’s vivid retelling of the Greek myths.  Bringing to life the Gods, monsters and mortals of Ancient Greece, he reimagines their astonishing stories for the modern world.

Express and Star

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew.  Page to page, Mythos is brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling.

Richard North Patterson, author of Fever Swamp

Fry’s lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths…  It’s a rollicking good read.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Mythos
Sub title: The Greek Myths Retold
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

A leading London bookshop issued this numbered edition of only 100 copies.

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

Book number: 19 of 100
Edition features:

The main body of the book is 394 pages, which includes two 8-page sections of colour photographs.

The front matter has an additional 7 pages:

Foreword [3pages]
Maps [2]
Family Tree – The Second Order [1]
Family Tree – The Olympians [1]

The back matter has a further 21 pages:

Appendices [7 pages]
Afterword [9]
Acknowledgements [1]
Picture Credits [4]

Jacket feature: On the front of the jacket is a 35mm diam. ‘signed copy’ sticker (see image).  Because of the jacket’s laminate finish, we don’t advise removing this as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Imprint: Michael Joseph
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780718188726
ISBN 10: 0718188721
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 394 [main body]
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 163 x 40mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph: Claire Newman Williams
Jacket illustration: Sarah Young

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