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The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies. In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780241424599
Series:Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Publication Date: 29 Oct 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.3(L) x 3.1(W)
Weight (gm): 590

 

Reviews

An amiable meander through the historic sources . . . Fry's light and graceful tone helps to ease the unfamiliar reader through the complicated genealogies * The Times *
An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales * Observer *
Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths . . . It's a rollicking good read * Independent *
Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance * The Times *
Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm * Guardian *
A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson
Tragedy and passion abound as Fry retells the epic siege of Troy * Metro *
Stephen Fry takes the reader into the heart of a story both mythical and grounded in history * Northern Life Magazine *
Astonishing . . . an excellent read * The Oldie *
Curl up on your sofa as Stephen brings to life the legendary . . . passionate and powerful story of Troy * The List *
Fry's knowledge of the world - ancient and modern - bursts through at the seams . . . The reader will find themselves on a fun romp through the world's greatest story * Daily Telegraph *
Full of heroism, desire and drama * Eastern Daily Press *

 

Author Biography

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. He has hosted over 180 episodes of QI, and has narrated all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the audiobook recordings. He is the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as three volumes of autobiography - Moab is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Mythos and Heroes, his retelling of the Greek myths, are both Sunday Times bestsellers.
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