Men and Gods: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Greeks (Hardback)
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Short Description for Men and Gods Originally published in 1959, this memorable modern work re-creates the classic stories and beloved myths of ancient Greece, including tales of Jason and the Argonauts and Theseus and the Minotaur, among many others. Ppen-and-ink sketches offer a visual interpretation of these great myths.
- Published: 07 March 2008
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781590172636 ISBN 10: 1590172639
- Sales rank: 313,805
Full description for Men and Gods
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.