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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

Fiction, General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 27/06/2019
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Fantastic and witty retelling of the Greek Myths
Following on from Mythos, Heroes retells the stories of the Greek Heroes - such as Theseus, Hercules, Perseus - with a brilliantly conversational style tha... READ MORE
Emma at Waterstones Aberystwyth
Lose Yourself in Witty Splendour
Even better than his first somehow! Partly because it brings back all the stories I'd only half-remembered from my childhood, back when I was way more obse... READ MORE
Michael at Glasgow Fort
Intelligent, fascinating and incredibly witty
Mythos was such an enjoyable read for me and I was very excited to receive a copy of Heroes from the publisher for review. It was pretty much exactly what... READ MORE
Kate at Sutton
Even better than Mythos
Fry has done it again - but somehow even better. I must confess that my knowledge of Ancient Greece in any form is terrible at best, however not any more! ... READ MORE
Poppy Smalley
Funny and accessible
Once again, the wonderful Stephen Fry has brought his erudite wit to the Greek myths, this time focusing on some of the great heroes, including Heracles, J... READ MORE
Laura at Harrogate
Wonderful, Wonderful book
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I was tempted to give Heroes by @stephenfryactually 6 stars out of 5 as it is just superb. Truly wonderful. I should give a warning before goin... READ MORE
Jimbo James


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.

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.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405940368
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 367g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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Monsters Myths and Legends
I got given this book (and quite a few more) for my birthday last week and I'm already really enjoying having new books to read. Heroes is the sequel to S... READ MORE
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The hitchhiker's guide to heroes
Stephen fry returns to ancient Greece with the second volume of myths and legends, this time focusing on tales of heroes. Like the previous book it gives a... READ MORE
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A Great Read
This is a humorous, erudite and highly enjoyable retelling of these ancient tales for a modern readership. Highly recommended.
Edward Holt