Troy

by Stephen Fry

£9.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Troy for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction; Beliefs; Society

Paperback

9781405944465

Published by Penguin Books Ltd

Published July 2021

Books > Beliefs > Fiction > Society

Our Greatest Story Retold – Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths

Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean. Glittering Ilion, the city that rose and fell not once but twice . . .

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 that great city, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years.

It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and naturally, nature takes its course.

It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides. The Greeks cannot defeat the Trojans – since Achilles, the Greek’s boldest warrior, is consumed with jealousy over an ally’s choice of lover, the Trojan slave Briseis, and will not fight . . .

The stage is set for the oldest and greatest story ever told, where monstrous passions meet the highest ideals and the lowest cunning. 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.

Breath by James Nestor | 9780241289129

Breath

James Nestor

£9.99

Metazoa by Peter Godfrey-Smith | 9780008321239

Metazoa

Peter Godfrey-Smith

£9.99

Humankind by Rutger Bregman | 9781408898956

Humankind

Rutger Bregman

£9.99

How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford | 9781474611251

How to Argue With a Racist

Adam Rutherford

£8.99

Waypoints by Robert Martineau | 9781787331365

Waypoints

Robert Martineau

£16.99

The Beauty and the Terror by Catherine Fletcher | 9781784707941

The Beauty and the Terror

Catherine Fletcher

£12.99