Men and Gods Myths and Legends of the Ancient Greeks

ISBN-10: 1590172639
ISBN-13: 9781590172636
Edition: 2008
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Description: This outstanding collection brings together the novelist and scholar Rex Warner's knack for spellbinding storytelling with Edward Gorey's inimitable talent as an illustrator in a memorable modern recounting of the most beloved myths of ancient  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This outstanding collection brings together the novelist and scholar Rex Warner's knack for spellbinding storytelling with Edward Gorey's inimitable talent as an illustrator in a memorable modern recounting of the most beloved myths of ancient Greece. Writing in a relaxed and winning colloquial style, Warner vividly recreates the classic stories of Jason and the Argonauts and Theseus and the Minotaur, among many others, while Gorey's quirky pen-and-ink sketches offer a visual interpretation of these great myths in the understated but brilliantly suggestive style that has gained him admirers throughout the world. These tales cover the range of Greek mythology, including the creation story of Deucalion and Pyrrha, the heroic adventures of Perseus, the fall of Icarus, Cupid and Psyche's tale of love, and the tragic history of Oedipus and Thebes." Men and Gods" is an essential and delightful book with which to discover some of the key stories of world literature.

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