*The definitive and comprehensive edition of Robert Graves's classic retelling of the Greek myths. here in a handsome slipcasedtwo volume edition vrom Folio Society, originally issued in this edition in 1996, here in a reprint, 1998.
'Icarus disobeyed his father's instructions and began soaring towards the sun, rejoiced by the lift of his great sweeping wings. Presently, when Daedalus looked over his shoulder, he could no longer see Icarus; but scattered feathers floated on the waves below...'
These are the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - brought together into one epic and unforgettable story.
Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single page-turning narrative, while full commentaries as well as a comprehensive index of names make it equally valuable for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the spectacular stories that make up the bedrock of Western literature.
The Greek Myths is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.
Maps to endpapers, Illustrations by Grahame baker, introduction by Kenneth McLeish. Originally puulished in Penguin in 1955-57.
Condition - Books - 2 volume hardcover, with illustrated covers, as issued without dustjacket, titles in gilt to spine. Internally Fine, as new.
Condition - Slipcase - orange with titles in gilt to front, sun fade to base, and some scuffing and edgewear externally.