The Myths Boxset: "the Penelopiad", "weight", "a Short History Of Myth", "a Word Or 2 About Myths"
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 03 November 2005
- Modern & Contemporary
We want to tell the story again. This is a limited edition boxset, including the first 3 titles to be launched in "The Myths" series. It includes an exclusive introductory note to the series by Philip Pullman. It is the ultimate Christmas gift for book lovers. Featuring each of the first 3 titles ("The Penelopiad" by Margaret Atwood; "Weight" by Jeanette Winterson; "A Short History of Myth" by Karen Armstrong) to be published in the "Myths" series, this limited edition boxset also includes the exclusive introductory pamphlet, "A Word or 2 About Myths" by Philip Pullman, and is presented in a gorgeous slipcase. "The Myths" is a new series hailed as "The most ambitious simultaneous worldwide publication ever undertaken"- "The Times". Each book in the series is a retelling of a myth by an internationally renowned author. The first 3 titles to be published in the series are by Margaret Atwood ("The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope And Odysseus"), Jeanette Winterson ("Weight: The Myth of Atlas And Heracles") and Karen Armstrong ("A Short History of Myth"). This limited run boxset includes hardback editions of each of titles, plus also includes an exclusive introductory note to the series, "A Word or 2 about Myths", by Philip Pullman. Set to run for many, many years to come (currently estimate that the 100th myth in this series will be published in 2038), this boxset is a fantastic collectors item, a sumptuous gift or simply a real treat for everyone who enjoys outstanding literature.