Troy

By Stephen Fry,

Book cover of Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined

Book description

AN EPIC BATTLE THAT LASTED TEN YEARS. A LEGENDARY STORY THAT HAS SURVIVED THOUSANDS.

'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER

'Stephen Fry has done it again. Well…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked Troy as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As a historian I have often felt the need to get to grips with the basis of western mythical-historical writing, meaning—Homer. After reading Mythos, I couldn’t resist reading Fry’s second book of his Greek mythology trilogy, and I was rewarded! Despite the often-confusing flood of Greek names of gods, Titans, divine mortals, etc. you can’t help enjoying this exciting read of Paris’ abduction of Helen of Sparta. As usual, Fry’s erudition is combined with side-splitting humor and wit. He has the brilliance to bring alive the ancient classical Homer’s Iliad to a modern-day audience. 

Want books like Troy?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 57 books like Troy.

Browse books like Troy

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in heroes, Troy, and Greek mythology?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about heroes, Troy, and Greek mythology.

Heroes Explore 100 books about heroes
Troy Explore 11 books about Troy
Greek Mythology Explore 67 books about Greek mythology