Men and Gods: MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS

byRex WarnerIllustratorEdward Gorey

January 8, 2008|
Men and Gods: MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKS by Rex Warner
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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.
Title:Men and Gods: MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE ANCIENT GREEKSFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.44 X 5.01 X 0.83 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.44 X 5.01 X 0.83 inPublished:January 8, 2008Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590172639

ISBN - 13:9781590172636

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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