Men and Gods: Myths & Legends of the Ancient Greeks by Rex Warner & Edward Gorey [DELUXE HARDCOVER] N.Y. Review of Books
Men and Gods: Myths & Legends of the Ancient Greeks by Rex Warner & Edward Gorey
DELUXE HARDCOVER RE-ISSUE  THE NEW YORK REVIEW
Nice deluxe edition re-issue with pictorial boards.
Book is in excellent condition with some light shelf wear to boards. Reads as new.
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