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Our Greatest Story Retold

Stephen Fry



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03 November 2020
Following Top Ten bestsellers Mythos and Heroes, this third volume retells the epic tale of Troy 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.
By:   Stephen Fry
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9780241424599
ISBN 10:   0241424593
Series:   Stephen Fry's Greek Myths
Publication Date:   03 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Reviews for Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold

A wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson Lively, humorous and intimate, this retelling has real charm * The Guardian * Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retells the Greek myths with elegance * The Times * Fry's lively writing certainly conveys his lifelong passion for Greek myths...It's a rollicking good read * The Independent * Praise for Stephen Fry 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 *

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