SeriesThe Myths

22 Works Popularity 573 (9,923 Members) 14,293 Books 657 Reviews 3.5

Core

A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong 1,815 copies, 50 reviews1
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood 5,015 copies, 227 reviews2
Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson 1,185 copies, 46 reviews3
The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur by Viktor Pelevin 515 copies, 17 reviews4
Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson by David Grossman 333 copies, 21 reviews5
Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams by Alexander McCall Smith 759 copies, 30 reviews6
Anna in w grobowcach swiata by Olga Tokarczuk 34 copies7
Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis by Ali Smith 656 copies, 31 reviews8
Binu and the Great Wall : The Myth of Meng by Su Tong 147 copies, 6 reviews9
Where Three Roads Meet: The Myth of Oedipus by Salley Vickers 213 copies, 11 reviews10
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić 332 copies, 19 reviews11
The Fire Gospel: The Myth of Prometheus by Michel Faber 408 copies, 26 reviews12
The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino 203 copies, 11 reviews13
Orphans of Eldorado by Milton Hatoum 92 copies, 3 reviews14
Hurricane Party by Klas Ostergren 105 copies, 4 reviews15
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman 1,547 copies, 89 reviews16
Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt 747 copies, 55 reviews17
The Song of King Gesar: A Novel (Myths) by Alai 29 copies, 2 reviews18
Adam und Evelyn by Ingo Schulze 81 copies, 6 reviews

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Contemporary retellings of major myths by prominent authors from around the world. The project, which is usually referred to in English as the "Canongate Myth Series" after the publisher who originated the idea, is an international collaboration involving 40 publishers and many of the books have been released in multiple languages. (English, Unclassified)

Other Names

English: Canongate's The Myths — Dutch: Mythen

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