South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2019

Search for your favourite author or book

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

Recommended Price 
August 2019
About the book: 
The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling MYTHOS. 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.
Heroes  is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

From the bestselling author of Eating Animals,  a brilliantly fresh and accessible take on...
In contemporary South Africa, especially in the Western Cape, so many of us love long lunch...
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this runaway international bestseller...
Explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from...